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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the contribution rates were for police officers to the contributory pension scheme in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Jacqui Smith: There are two police pension schemes in England and Wales, the Police Pension Scheme (1987) (PPS) and the New Police Pension Scheme (2006) (NPPS) which was introduced for new entrants with effect from 6 April 2006.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers resigned from police forces in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Officer resignations have remained stable in the last four years (2003-04 to 2006-07) and the figures represent 1.5 per cent. 1.4 per cent. 1.5 per cent. and 1.5 per cent. of total officer strength respectively in each year.
|Police officer resignations( 1) by police force area (FTE)( 2) from 2002-03 to 2006-07( 3, 4)|
|(1) Resignations also include those officers who have rejoined the force as part of the 30+ scheme and subsequently leave the force.|
(2) Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.
(3) Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Comparable data are not available prior to 2002-03.
(4) Data have not previously been previously published in this format therefore totals may not match totals found in the published data.
(5) Excludes quarter 1, data not available.
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