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Islam

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of radicalised Muslims resident in the UK. [318226]

Mr. Hanson: Radicalisation may cover a range of beliefs and attitudes. It is not possible to provide this information. Our Prevent strategy supports individuals who are vulnerable to recruitment to violent extremism or terrorism, building on existing multi-agency support mechanisms at a local level.

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of radicalised Muslims resident in the UK in each year since 1997. [318334]

Mr. Hanson: Radicalisation may cover a range of beliefs and attitudes and it is not possible to provide the information requested. Our Prevent strategy supports individuals who are vulnerable to being drawn into violent extremism and terrorism, building on existing multi-agency support mechanisms at a local level.

Members' Correspondence

Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letters sent to him on 10 November and 2 December 2009 by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on his constituent Mr. Ryan Baird and Mr Baird's family. [311941]

Mr. Woolas [holding answer 21 January 2010]: I wrote to the hon. Member on 9 February 2010 in response to his letters of 10 November 2009 and 2 December 2009.

Police: Avon and Somerset

John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed by Avon and Somerset Constabulary of each (a) grade and (b) sex at the start of each year since 1997; and whether the appointment was (i) full- and (ii) part-time in each such case. [318496]

Mr. Hanson: The available data are provided in the tables.

This and other related data are published annually as part of the annual Police Service Strength Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest bulletin can be found at:

and bulletins for this and previous years are deposited in the Library of the House.


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Police officer strength, by rank, in Avon and Somerset, as at 31 March, 1997 to 2009( 1, 2, 3)
ACPO Chief Superintendent( 4) Superintendent( 4) Chief Inspector

Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total

1997

(5)-

(5)-

4

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

29

(5)-

(5)-

43

1998

(5)-

(5)-

3

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

27

(5)-

(5)-

39

1999

(5)-

(5)-

4

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

23

(5)-

(5)-

39

2000

(5)-

(5)-

3

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

21

(5)-

(5)-

37

2001

(5)-

(5)-

4

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

20

(5)-

(5)-

33

2002

(5)-

(5)-

3

(6)-

(6)-

(6)-

(5)-

(5)-

23

(5)-

(5)-

34

2003

4

0

4

14

0

14

10

0

10

37

1

38

2004

4

0

4

15

0

15

14

0

14

36

3

39

2005

5

0

5

11

0

11

17

0

17

38

3

41

2006

5

0

5

12

0

12

19

0

19

40

2

42

2007

4

0

4

12

1

13

21

0

21

46

1

47

2008

5

0

5

13

0

13

18

2

20

48

1

49

2009

6

0

6

11

1

12

21

1

22

50

1

51


Inspector Sergeant Constable Total

Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total Full-time Part-time Total

1997

(5)-

(5)-

144

(5)-

(5)-

454

(5)-

(5)-

2,315

(5)-

25

2,989

1998

(5)-

(5)-

150

(5)-

(5)-

449

(5)-

(5)-

2,308

(5)-

39

2,976

1999

(5)-

(5)-

152

(5)-

(5)-

452

(5)-

(5)-

2,329

(5)-

57

2,999

2000

(5)-

(5)-

148

(5)-

(5)-

441

(5)-

(5)-

2,285

(5)-

72

2,934

2001

(5)-

(5)-

142

(5)-

(5)-

441

(5)-

(5)-

2,321

(5)-

73

2,960

2002

(5)-

(5)-

150

(5)-

(5)-

457

(5)-

(5)-

2,428

(5)-

93

3,096

2003

158

2

160

475

8

483

2,399

90

2,489

3,097

101

3,198

2004

170

0

170

481

13

494

2,618

107

2,725

3,338

123

3,461

2005

165

0

165

486

16

502

2,586

120

2,706

3,308

139

3,447

2006

158

0

158

478

16

494

2,635

130

2,765

3,347

148

3,495

2007

160

0

160

512

22

534

2,561

148

2,709

3,316

172

3,488

2008

171

0

171

495

22

517

2,537

156

2,693

3,287

181

3,468

2009

174

1

175

485

24

509

2,470

181

2,651

3,217

209

3,426

(1) Figures for 1997 to 2002 are not comparable with figures for 2003 to 2009. Figures for 1997 to 2002 exclude officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave, while figures for 2003 to 2009 include officers on maternity/paternity leave. The Police Numbers Task Force (2001) recommended that a clear presentation was made of the numbers of staff employed by police forces including those seconded into the force and those on any type of long or short term absence. These new calculations were first used in 2003, and are not comparable with data prior to March 2003. Total figures for 1997 to 2002 are shown as full-time equivalent (rounded to the nearest whole number), while total figures for 2003 to 2009 are shown as headcount. (2) Full-time and part-time figures are shown as headcount. (3) Part-time, full-time and headcount figures broken down by rank are not available for 1997 to 2002. Therefore total figures have been shown as full-time equivalent. Total part-time figures are available for this period. (4) In 1997 to 2002 figures for Chief Superintendents and Superintendents were combined. These have been shown under Superintendent. For 2003 to 2009 these figures have been shown separately. (5 )Not available. (6) Not applicable.

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