§ 2.36 p.m.
§ VISCOUNT TRENCHARD
My Lords, I beg to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will state (1) the number of students at present at the Police College at Ryton-on-Dunsmore in the age groups 25–30, 31–35, 36–40, 41–45 and over 45 for the junior course of six months and the number at present in each age group for the senior course of three months; (2) What are the total numbers that have passed through the College since it was started in the junior course, and how many of those have been promoted since they left the College.]
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (VISCOUNT JOWITT)
My Lords, 173 students are at present at the Police College at Ryton-on-Dunsmore on the junior course, including 151 men from police forces in England and Wales, in whom, I assume, the noble and gallant Viscount is mainly interested. Of these 151 men, 2 are between 25 and 30 years of age; 35 between 30 and 35; 67 between 36 and 40; 43 between 41 and 45; and 4 over 45 years of age. On the senior course, 156 there are 39 students, including 25 men from police forces in England and Wales. None of these is in the 25–30 age group: one is between 31 and 35; 6 between 36 and 40; 9 between 41 and 45; and 9 over 45 years of age. Up to and including the sixth course, which ended on June 15, 1951, 964 students, including 898 men from police forces in England and Wales had completed the junior course. Promotions are collated annually; at the end of 1950, out of the 747 men from police forces in England and Wales who had then completed the junior course, 498 sergeants had been promoted to inspector, and 22 officers had been promoted to higher rank.