HC Deb 03 November 2003 vol 412 c443W
Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers have been employed by North Wales police in each of the last three years for which figures are available. [134507]

Ms Blears

The first year in which community support officers (CSOs) could be recruited was 2002–03. North Wales police had no CSOs in that year. This financial year, they planned to recruit eight CSOs and all eight commenced employment on 1 September 2003.