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Coal Industry Dispute (Police Costs)

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the Metropolitan Police Commissioner's policy on recompensing police officers who earned overtime while serving outside the Metropolitan police area during the coal industry dispute.

Under the Police Regulations 1979 overtime is recompensed either by payment at the appropriate rate or by time off in lieu, at the officer's discretion, but if an officer elects the latter and cannot take time off within three months, he must be paid overtime.The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis adheres to these regulations.