§ David Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police hours were lost as a result of the inquiry into the Cumbria force crime squad. 
§ Mr. Denham
I am informed by Cumbria Constabulary that one police officer was suspended for a period of seven months from October 2000 to May 2001. This equates to approximately 1,104 working hours. Apart from this all officers under investigation have been assigned non-operational duties within the constabulary.