§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) community support officers and (b) community wardens there are in each police authority area in Wales; and what the projected change in numbers is over the next four years 
§ Mr. Browne
At the end of June this year the number of Community Support Officers (CSOs) on patrol in each police authority area in Wales and new ones successfully bid for in the recent third round of funding was as follows:
already on patrol
Dyfed-Powys 4 6 Gwent 48 10 North Wales 8 25 South Wales 50 5
The new Neighbourhood Policing Fund will support the recruitment of 20,000 extra Community Support Officers and wardens by 2008.
Community or Neighbourhood wardens are not employed by police authorities but by organisations such as local authorities or housing associations. Information on their numbers is not held centrally.