HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 cc115-6W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to ease existing restrictions on the recruitment of cadets for the Metropolitan Police force.

will specify for each year the purpose for which the land was lost and how many acres in each case.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

The annual net loss of agricultural land in Scotland to other purposes in each of the last five years was as follows:

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Now that additional resources have been made available for the police service, I have agreed with the commissioner that the Metropolitan Police may take on up to 1,300 cadets during 1978. This compares with an intake of 347 in 1977. A vigorous publicity campaign has been mounted to encourage applications.