Home Department written question – answered on 26th June 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers (a) were recruited and (b) left the service in Greater London in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office

Police personnel data are collected on a financial year basis and the latest information available is for 2004-05.

In 2004-05 the City of London police force recruited 14 full-time equivalent (FTE) police community support officers (PCSOs), and no PCSOs were recorded as leaving the force during this period.

During the same period the Metropolitan Police recruited 971 PCSOs (FTE), and 249 PCSOs (FTE) left the force.

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