HC Deb 17 November 2003 vol 413 cc711-2W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to deal with the issue of racism at the Peel Centre Police College, Hendon; and if he will make a statement. [136824]

Ms Blears

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that the Department of Professional Standards and senior managers at Hendon Training College have already taken action on recently reported cases. One student at Hendon has resigned as a result of making racist comments; two fellow students have been suspended as a result of failing to report the above incident; one student has resigned as a result of making a sexist comment.

The Commissioner has recently established a working group to bring together work already undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to race and diversity. Part of this work includes a review of Hendon Training School.

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