§ Mr. John Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cadet police officers commenced basic training at Hendon in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999; and what number are planned to do so in 2000. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that the number of officers who commenced basic training at Hendon in the years requested was as follows:
Year Number 1996 1,065 1997 1,012
Year Number 1998 1,046 1999 1,131
Since January 2000, 835 recruits have commenced training at Hendon and a further 150 are expected to commence in December. Should these estimated figures be achieved the total for the year will be 985.
The Metropolitan Police Cadet Scheme ceased in June 1993.