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New Scotland Yard (Higher Officials)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Home Secretary what ranks there are higher than superintendent at New Scotland Yard in the Commissioner's office of the Metropolitan police; how many officials of each rank held these posts at the end of the financial years 1914, 1918, and 1922, and the scale of salary for each rank and how many of these posts were held by men who had risen from the rank of constable and how many were held by ex-naval or ex-military officers or by ex-Civil Service officials at the periods mentioned; and whether any reduction has been made in the salaries of the holders of these posts under the Geddes Report?

31st March.Commissioner.Assistant Commissioner.Duputy Assistant Commissioner.Chief Constables.Total.
19141 (£2,500)1 (£1,350)5 (£600–£800)10
3 (£1,200)
19181 (£2,500)*4 (£1,200)†3 (£600–£800)8
19221 (£3,000)4 (£1,200)†2 (£800–£1,000)4 (£800–£1,000)11
* Increased to £3,250 in August, 1918.
† Plus bonus at the appropriate rate as for Civil Servants.
Of these, the numbers who were ex-military officers, ex-Civil Service officials, or had risen from the rank of constable were:—
Ex-Military Officers.Ex-Civil Service OfficialsRisen from rank of Constable.
A deduction at the rate of 2½ per cent. has been made from all the above salaries as from 1st April last.

asked the Home Secretary how many motor cars are kept for the use of superior officials of bile Metropolitan Police attached to New Scotland Yard; to what rank of officials are these ears allotted, and are any of these officials also provided with a horse; what prices have been paid for these motor cars; and what is the annual cost of upkeep, including wages of drivers?

Seven motor cars are kept for the use of the superior officials of the Metropolitan Police attached to New Scotland Yard, that is: one for the Commissioner, two for the use of four Assistant Commissioners and two Deputy Assistant Commissioners, three for the Receiver and his department, and one spare car. Horses are not supplied to any of these officials. The average price paid for these cars is £660. The annual cost of upkeep, including wages of drivers, tyres, and petrol, for the seven cars is estimated for the current financial year at £4,129.

The ranks, numbers and salaries at the dates mentioned were as follow:—