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British Transport Police: Manpower

Transport written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) police officers and (b) staff in the British Transport Police in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

Responsibility for setting staff numbers and budgets for the British Transport police rests with the British Transport police authority.

The figures for 2009-10 to 2011-12 are shown as follows.

BTP—staff numbers
2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Police officers 2,901 2,896 2,834
PCSOs 340 316 328
Police staff 1,431 1,417 1,440
Total 4,672 4,629 4,602

The headcount figures beyond that date are not known as the budgets have not yet been agreed.

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