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Police: Recruitment

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of national police recruitment campaigning was in each of the last five years in each police force area, broken down by main budget heading; and what resources were allocated to such campaigning for each year. (176067)

Central media spending for police officers, special constables and the Higher Potential Development Scheme over the past five years is given in the following table.

We do not collect data on media spending by individual forces.

Spend (£ million)

2006-07

4.11

2005-06

1.65

2004-05

2

2003-04

4.98

2002-03

4.73

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers were not confirmed in their appointment at the end of the two year probationary period in each of the last 10 years. (197296)