HC Deb 05 November 2003 vol 412 c718W
Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) staff, (b) civilian staff and (c) police officers have been recruited by North Wales Police in each of the last three years for which figures are available. [134509]

Ms Blears

The number of police officers in North Wales Police was 1,607 at 31 August 2003, an increase of 238 since March 1997. The number of police staff at 31 March 2003 was 703, an increase of 227 since 31 March 1997. Figures for the recruitment of police staff are not collected centrally. Those for police officers are set in table.

North Wales police
Police officers recruitment
2000–01 119
2001–02 90
2002–03 1,331


March 2003 figures are not comparable to previous recruitment figures as data includes transfers from England and Wales forces and officers returning after a period of secondment.