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Police: Northern Ireland

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 5 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) recruits have failed to complete their training course each year since the formation of the PSNI; and what is the gender and community background of those recruits. [HL3778]

I am advised by the chief constable that, since November 2001, 96 student officers have failed to complete their training course. The following tables show the gender and community background of these recruits.

Gender

Year

Male

Female

Total

2001

0

1

1

2002

5

3

8

2003

11

3

14

2004

12

5

17

2005

8

10

18

2006

6

3

9

2007

14

5

19

2008

4

6

10

Total

60

36

96

Community Background

Year

Protestant

Catholic

Not determined

Total

2001

0

1

0

1

2002

2

6

0

8

2003

2

12

0

14

2004

5

12

0

17

2005

4

14

0

18

2006

3

6

0

9

2007

9

9

1

19

2008

3

7

0

10

Total

28

67

1

96

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to use non-police employees for office jobs in County Fermanagh in order to release police officers for other duties.[HL3835]

The chief constable has provided the following Answer:

There are currently no plans to use non-police employees for office jobs in County Fermanagh in order to release police officers for other duties.