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Metropolitan Police (Recruits)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was, for the longest and most convenient stated period, the annual intake of recruits to the Metropolitan Police from the various ethnic groups; and how this compares with those recruited from British-born applicants.

The available figures are:

YearRecruits from ethnic minoritiesOther recruits*
196711,737
196811,343
196911,153
197011,166
1971221,096
197241,179
197371,063
1974131,460
197561,616
1976232,482
1977161,782
197891,456
1979142,065
* Includes other recruits born outside England and Wales.