§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants passed the police inititial recruitment examination in the Metropolitan police division in 1986, 1987 and 1988, broken down separately for white and black candidates.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis that the information is as follows:
Applicants who passed the PIR test White Black1 1986 1,440 65 1987 1,306 74 1988 1,559 42 1 Includes all members of the ethnic minorities