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Chief Inspectors (Promotion)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that police officers on being promoted from chief inspector to superintendent do not continue to lose £950 per annum of the income they received when in the lower rank.

Not all chief inspectors suffer a loss in earnings on promotion to superintendent. The figure of £945 which I gave in reply to a Question by the hon. Member on 14th February—[Vol. 886, c. 362.]—relates to the Metropolitan Police and to a detective chief inspector promoted to uniform superintendent. The structure of police pay is currently being investigated by a working party of the Police Council, which is expected to report very shortly.