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Police Salaries

Volume 176: debated on Friday 13 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the salaries of each police officer grade from constable to chief constable, giving details of incremental payments where applicable.

[holding answer 12 July 1990]: The following tables provide the current salary details of all police officer grades from constable to chief constable inclusive:

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1988 £Annual salary for new appointments between 1 September 1988 and 31 August 1989 £Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1989 £
Constable
On appointment29,06338,3529,900
After 1 year29,69010,587
2111,406310,51212,462
311,67612,756
412,06313,179
512,47713,632
612,87614,067
713,27514,502
813,66814,931
1214,46615,804
1515,12316,521
1 Entry point for those aged 22 or over, who will move to the next point after three years' service.
2 Only payable to those appointed prior to 1 September 1988—see next col. for rate payable to those appointed on or after 1 September 1988.
3 Rate will cease to apply from 1 September 1989 when recipients will move to the appropriate main scale point in accordance with their length of service.
Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1988Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1989
Sergeant
On promotion14,46615,804
After 1 year15,12316,521
215,65417,103
316,17317,670
416,59318,129
Inspector(London salaries in brackets)
On promotion16,593(17,487)18,129(19,104)
After 1 year17,112(17,973)18,696(19,635)
217,784(18,609)19,428(20,331)
318,309(19,182)20,004(20,955)
418,840(19,743)20,583(21,570)
Chief Inspector(London salaries in brackets)
On promotion18,840(19,743)20,583(21,570)
After 1 year19,368(20,229)21,159(22,101)
219,896(20,748)21,735(22,668)

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1988

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1989

320,424(21,303)22,314(23,274)
420,958(21,855)22,896(23,877)

Superintendent(London salaries in brackets)

On promotion25,629(26,283)27,999(28,713)
After 1 year26,283(26,799)28,713(29,277)
226,934(27,309)29,424(29,835)
327,831(27,831)30,405(30,405)
Off-scale point27,87330,447

Chief Superintendent

On promotion28,49431,131
After 1 year28,90231,575
229,55032,283
330,25533,054
Off-scale point30,40233,201

Assistant Chief Constables

33,59136,699

Deputy Chief Constable

Population band—up to 400,00035,27138,535
400,000– 500,00035,27138,535
500,000– 750,00035,27138,535
750,000–1,250,00035,56238,850

Area

Male

Female

Total

Ratio of officers to population

Central575556301:430
Dumfries and Galloway319293481:425
Fife688677551:457
Grampian9671361,1031:456
Lothian and Borders2,2492332,4821:341
Northern581506311:434
Strathclyde6,3455416,8861:336
Tayside936761,0121:388
SCOTLAND12,6601,18713,8471:368

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the number of police officers employed within the Hamilton division of Strathclyde police authority.

[holding answer 12 July 1990]: The total uniformed strength of Q division of Strathclyde police, within which Hamilton lies, is 413 officers. The number of officers on duty in particular areas at particular times varies according to the policing requirements.

Police Expenditure
CentralDumfries and GallowayFifeGrampianLothian and BordersNorthernStrathclydeTaysideAll Scotland
1979–80 (1) £0005,6003,4657,32010,68424,9457,53078,18211,587149,313
(2) £212422232929322929
1980–81 (1) £0006,8893,9738,77012,58231,5588,97492,98113,836179,563
(2) £252826273734383535
1981–82 (1) £0007,9934,5829,85414,90837,27810,484108,32616,379209,804
(2) £293229314439454141
1982–83 (1) £0008,8795,17610,98416,57340,13411,738118,23218,483230,199
(2) £333532344743494745
1983–84 (1) £0009,3505,90911,65018,31643,99713,228128,47419,404250,508
(2) £354034375249544949

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1988

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 1989

1,250,000–2,000,00038,27741,814
Over –2,000,00040,72244,487

Chief Constable

Population band—up to 400,00040,04443,749
400,000– 500,00041,05844,856
500,000– 750,00042,75946,713
750,000–1,250,00044,45148,564
1,250,000–2,000,00047,84452,269
Over –2,000,00050,90155,608