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Police (Pay)

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what wage increases were granted to policemen during phase 1 of the incomes policy; what is the position with regard to phase 2; and what deductions are to be made from the pay of individual policemen to take account of incremental drift.

Police up to the rank of chief superintendent got an increase averaging 29·8 per cent. with effect from 1st September 1975. I told the House on 19th May that I was proposing to make and lay regulations at an early date to give the federated ranks increases of 5 per cent. on earnings with a minimum of £2·50 and a maximum of £4 a week with effect from 1st September 1976. It has not been necessary to make any deductions to take account of increments.