§ Sir T. Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the desirable strength, in men and women, of the part-time auxiliary police forces, showing special constables and first police reservists separately; and what was the enrolled strength on 1st January, 1965, and 1st January, 1966, respectively.
§ Mr. George Thomas
The total establishment and enrolled strength of special constables were:
Establishment Men Women On 31st December, 1964 … 110,504 2,661 On 31st December, 1965 … 112,198 2,713
Enrolled strength Men Women On 31st December, 1964 … 43,513 1,272 On 31st December, 1965 … 42,119 1,472
The First Police Reserve has been disbanded in all but 20 forces in England and Wales. Reservists numbered 344 on 31st December, 1964, and 183 on 31st December, 1965; there are no women.