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Public Services (Pay)

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he will not extend the terms of reference of the Lord Edmund-Davies Committee on Police Pay to include that of firemen, nurses, hospital telephonists, the Armed Forces, miners and ambulance drivers.

The Committee of Inquiry on the Police to be chaired by Lord Edmund-Davies will be a wide-ranging inquiry concerned, in addition to pay, with other matters of fundamental importance to the police service. It would be neither appropriate nor practicable to extend the terms of reference to include the pay of other groups of workers.