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Police and Community Support Officers

Wales written question – answered on 2nd March 2005.

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Photo of Hywel Francis Hywel Francis Labour, Aberavon

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the numbers of police officers and community support officers in Wales.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales), Department for Constitutional Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (also in Wales Office)

This Government have delivered record police numbers to Wales. There were 7,448 police officers at the end of September 2004, an increase of 856, or around 13 per cent., since March 1997. Funding is now in place for nearly 300 Community Support Officers.

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