HC Deb 08 May 2000 vol 349 cc296-7W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the number of police he intends should be recruited nationally in 2000–01 as a result of the crime fighting fund; and what the cost will be of this recruitment. [120486]

Mr. Charles Clarke

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Miss Widdecombe) on 6 April 2000,Official Report, columns 595–96W. I hope to make the promised announcement shortly.

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