HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 c157W
76. Mr. Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what period of training is given to a recruit to the Metropolitan Police force before that police officer is sent out on street patrol duty on his own.

Major Lloyd-George

A probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police force has thirteen weeks' training at the force training school, followed by two weeks attending magistrates' courts, and four weeks' patrol duty in the company of an experienced officer.