HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c519W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his policy to increase the number of British Transport Police; and if he will make a statement. [91671]

Mr. Jamieson

The number of BTP officers has increased from 2,095 in 1998 to 2,123 in 2002. It is a duty of the BTP Committee, not of the Secretary of State, to secure the maintenance of an adequate and efficient police service and determine the number of persons of each rank in the force.

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