§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for a report from the chief constable of Durham concerning the number of home beat police officers who are currently operating in County Durham; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The term "home beat officer" is not used by Durham constabulary. I understand from the chief constable that there are currently 35 sergeants and 270 constables in his force whose responsibilities equate to those of home beat officers.