Home Department written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving police officers from English and Welsh constabularies are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

The number of officers may vary and I am therefore answering this question in relation to a specific day. On 4 October there were 15 serving officers from police forces in England and Wales serving in Iraq and none in Afghanistan. There were also 14 individuals in Iraq either from other forces, or retired or working as police staff, and one officer from another force in Afghanistan.

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