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Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers, (b) community support officers and (c) police civilian staff were employed by North Yorkshire Police as at March 2007. 
Mr. McNulty: The most recent statistics published by the Home Office show that, on a full-time equivalent basis, 1,671 police officers, 147 police community support officers and 1,128 police staff were employed by North Yorkshire police on 31 March 2007.
The figures were published on-line in the National Statistics publication Police Service Strength, England and Wales, 31 March 2007:
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average annual rate of sickness absence was in each police force in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: Data from 2004-05 onwards are collated and published as part of the Policing Performance Assessment Framework (PPAF). These data are in the form of working hours lost to sickness and are published on the Home Office website located at the following link:
Data for and prior to 2003-04, are not on the same basis as those available for 2004-05 onwards. These data are in the form of working days lost to sickness and are published in the Annual Report of Her Majestys Chief Inspectorate of Constabulary, located at the following link:
The available data are given in the following tables:
|Police officer and staff average number of working days( 1) lost per annum to sickness per person( 2)|
|(1) Prior to 2004-05 sickness data were recorded in days rather than hours.|
(2) Data published in the Annual Report of Her Majestys Chief Inspectorate of Constabulary.
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