HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 cc118-9W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers are based at Romford police station; [136482]

(2) how many administrative workers are employed by the Metropolitan Police within the constituency of Romford. [136483]

Ms Blears

Romford is part of the borough of Havering. I am told by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Sir John Stevens) that at the end of August Havering had 353 police officers and 74 police (support) staff.

The deployment of police personnel within the borough is an operational matter for the Borough Commander. Information about the number of officers and police staff deployed at Romford police station or the Romford constituency is not collected centrally. Deployment of resources will reflect operational pressures across the borough.