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Fire Service (Pay)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give full details of all increases made in salaries in the fire services since 1946.

The following table shows the scales of pay for men and women in the Fire Service at the end of 1946 and at the present time.The figures for the men are not however strictly comparable, for in their case consolidated scales were introduced in April, 1950, replacing not only the former scales but also rent allowances, which varied with the amounts paid by the men in rent and rates. At the same time men stationed in the Metropolitan Police district and the City of London were awarded an additional £26 per annum which is not included in the figures below.