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Police (Pay)

Volume 931: debated on Friday 6 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the pay increases the police force has had since 1st January 1976; and if he will list the increments for each rank of the force.

Supplements to pay since 1st January 1976 were offered to and accepted by chief constables, deputy and assistant chief constables and associated ranks in the Metropolitan and City of London police forces, under phase 1 of the Government's pay policy. They were effective from 1st July 1976 as follows:

Pay per annum

I. Up to £8,188

Pay per annum

Between £8,189 and £8,499

Pay per annum

£8,500 or over

Supplement per annum

312.

Supplement per annum

An amount equal to the difference between an officer's earnings and £8,500 to the nearest multiple of £3, subject to the sum not exceeding £8,500.

Supplement per annum

Nil.

Increments on established scales were paid to officers whose pay including pay supplements was not subject to the £8,500 limit (Deputy and Assistant Chief Constables) as follows:

II. Deputy Chief Constables

Salaries

£8,268 (minimum)

Salaries

£8,268—£8,499

Salaries

£8,500 and over

Increment

£126

Increment

£126 or a proportion thereof subject to the sum not exceeding £8,500

Increment

nil

Assistant Chief Constables

Salaries

£8,142 (minimum)

Salaries

£8,142–£8,499

Salaries

£8,500 and over

Increment

£126

Increment

£126 or a proportion thereof subject to the sum not exceeding £8,500

Increment

nil

With effect from 1st April 1977, an officer whose increment was wholly or partially withheld because of the £8,500 limit qualifies for a full or part increment depending on his circumstances.

Supplements to the pay of all ranks from constable to chief superintendent have been offered in accordance with the guidelines for phase 2 of pay policy with effect from 1st September 1976 but have not yet been accepted by those concerned. No supplement has, therefore, been paid since 1st January 1976. Increments on established scales were paid as follows:

Pay—per annum £

Increment received £

Constable

On appointment2,400
After 1 year2,526126
After 2 years2,775249
After 3 years2,901126
After 4 years3,024123
After 8 years3,150126
After 12 years3,276126
After 15 years3,402126

Sergeant

On promotion3,402
After 1 year3,588186
After 2 years3,774186
After 6 years3,960186

Station Sergeant

On promotion4,011
After 2 years4,176165

Inspector

On promotion3,960
After 1 year4,176216
After 2 years4,395219
After 5 years4,614219

Inspector (Metropolitan and City of London Police)

On promotion4,176
After 1 year4,395219
After 2 years4,614219
After 5 years4,836222

Chief Inspector

On promotion4,614
After 1 year4,836222
After 2 years5,061225
After 5 years5,286225

Chief Inspector (Metropolitan Police)

On promotion4,836
After 1 year5,061225
After 2 years5,286225
After 5 years5,511225

Chief Inspector (City of London Police)

On promotion5,169
After 1 year5,427258
After 2 years5,691264
After 5 years5,934

Superintendent

On promotion6,222
After 1 year6,453231
After 2 years6,717264
After 3 years6,918201

Superintendent (Metropolitan and City of London Police)

On promotion6,660
After 1 year6,780120
After 2 years6,900120
After 3 years7,023123

Chief Superintendent

On promotion7,110
After 1 year7,308198
After 2 years7,509201
After 3 years7,704195

Chief Superintendent (Metropolitan and City of London Police)

On promotion7,263
After 1 year7,461198
After 2 years7,662201
After 3 years7,860198

In the case of members of the Metropolitan and City of London police forces an additional £319 should be added at each point to the total pay of all the above ranks.

Increments as shown remain payable in full under pay policy since they do not increase the overall pay bill.

In addition, two other points should be borne in mind. First, under the special arrangements set out in paragraph 8 of Cmnd. 6151, pay supplements averaging 30 per cent. were paid to all ranks from constable to chief superintendent with effect from 1st September 1975. This was more favourable than the application of the £6 policy. Secondly, all police officers are provided with a house or quarters free of rent and rates, or a rent allowance in lieu which varies from force to force and is effectively free of tax. Maximum limits of each allowance are reviewed every two years. Some examples of recently approved maxima for federated ranks are:

£
Surrey 19.86 payable from 1.7.76
Avon and Somerset 18.69 payable from 1.4.77
Metropolitan 22.55 payable from 1.4.77
S. Yorks 13.28 payable from 1.4.77
Sussex 17.15 payable from 1.4.77