HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c113WS
21. Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there were in each of the last three years. [134178]

Ms Blears

The latest police service strength figures for the year ending 31 March 2003 were published on 1 October 2003 in Home Office Statistical bulletin 11/ 03. The number of Special Constables in England and Wales was 11,037. The equivalent figures for 2002 and 2001 were 11,598 and 12,722 respectively.