§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men entered and were discharged from the Metropolitan Police and the county and borough police outside the Metropolis respectively during the year 1905.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The following table shows the number of men who entered and wore discharged from the Metropolitan Police Force during the year 1905: —
|Total number who joined||1404|
§ The excess of men joining over removals from all causes is accounted for 630 by there being 211 vacancies at the beginning of the year and 364 net augmentation during the year. It would involve much time and labour to collect similar figures from the county and borough police forces, 187 in number, and unless there is special reason for doing so it would not be desirable to trouble them.