§ 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. 
§ 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 1999–2000 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 2001 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.