§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Community Support Officers are deployed in each local authority area in Sussex. 
§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 28 October 2003]In total 65 Community Support Officers (CSOs) have been deployed in Sussex. Of these, 55 are wholly or partly funded by the Home Office. 10 of the 20 CSOs deployed in Brighton and Hove are wholly locally funded. The table gives a breakdown of CSO deployment by local authority.
Local authority Number of CSOs Adur 3 Arun 5 Chichester 3 Worthing 4 Rother 3 Hastings 6 Lewes 4 Wealden 2 Eastbourne 5 Brighton and Hove 20 Horsham 3 Crawley 4 Mid Sussex 3 Total 65