HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c85W
33. Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers began basic training at Hendon in 1996; and how many he estimates will do so in 2000. [137482]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that the number of officers who began basic training at Hendon in 1996 was 1,065. Since January 2000, 703 recruits have commenced training at Hendon, a further 134 are due to commence on 12 November 2000, and the December intake is estimated to be 150. Should these estimated numbers be achieved the total for the full year would be 987.