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Police Officers (Compensation)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the entitlement of United Kingdom police seconded to Southern Rhodesia to compensation in the event of death or injury.

Arrangements are being made to ensure that the provisions of the Police Pensions Regulations 1973 (as

Minimum point on the salary scale effective from 1 January 1980 (National rates)
1 Assistant Solicitor£14,772 per annum
1 Legal Assistant£5,330 per annum
6 Senior Executive Officers£7,350 per annum
1 Senior Research Officer£6,650 per annum
3 Higher Executive Officers£5,950 per annum
1 Information Officer£5,950 per annum
2 Research Officers£4,200 per annum
9½ Executive Officers£3,200 per annum
1 Graphics Officer Grade IV£4,635 per annum
4½ Personal Secretaries£3,277 per annum
1 Clerical Officer£2,021 per annum
1 Messenger£55·30 per week
10 Clerical Assistants£35·32 per week
½Typist£48·84 per week
These figures exclude the costs of superannuation and National Insurance contributions for which the Commission is liable.I understand that on 1 February 1980 the number of staff employed by the Commission was 159, and that in early May 1979 the number was 153.

amended), which provide for the payment of enhanced pensions in the event of death or injury sustained on duty, will apply to the police officers seconded for duty in connection with the elections in Rhodesia.