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Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 21st January 2016.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many police officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary she estimates will be deployed in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18, (d) 2018-19 and (e) 2019-20.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Estimates of Civil Nuclear Constabulary deployment fluctuate depending on the forecast levels of protection needed for sites and materials in transit. As sites move to decommissioning the numbers of officers will fall, and will conversely increase as any new nuclear facilities come on line.

Current deployment figures provided by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and estimates for deployed officer numbers in future years are below. These figures are for operational officers and Special Envoy Groups (Civil Nuclear Constabulary Officers charged with protecting nuclear material in transit). Figures do not include officers in training, dog handling, or administration.

Financial year

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Operationally deployed officer number

1113

1118

1037

987

931

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