§ Mr. Fearn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the714W
2000–01, 108 for 2001–02 and 106 for 2002–03. It has been agreed that the force can defer 69 of its CFF allocation for 2000–01 into 2001–02. Funding for all the CFF recruits, including those deferred to 2001–02, will be provided from the date of appointment.
We also launched the first ever national recruitment advertising campaign for the police service on 30 August 2000. The campaign is expected to cost £8.2 million (including VAT) in 2000–01. It is not possible to say what proportion of the cost of the campaign has benefited particular forces but, by 14 January 2001, 287 expressions of interest arising from the campaign had been forwarded to Thames Valley police.