HC Deb 22 January 2002 vol 378 c843W
Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police recruits were undertaking the 18 weeks training and 10 weeks street duty course during each of the previous 24 months. [26942]

Mr. Denham

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has provided the following figures for Metropolitan police service recruits undertaking the 18-week training course at Hendon during each of the previous 24 months. The figures include a small number of experienced officers rejoining the service who undertake a two-week refresher course.

Year/month Number in training school
December 316
January 409
February 357
March 325
April 412
May 324
June 368
July 384
August 277
September 275
October 394
November 441
December 494
January 576
February 458
March 652
April 689
May 783
June 830
July 833
August 913
September 685
October 709
November 940
December 993

Street duty courses are run locally on each of the 32 boroughs. The numbers undertaking this course are not recorded centrally and this information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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