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Police: Pay

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many chief constables received bonus payments for meeting his Department’s targets in each year since 1997; how much was paid in such bonus payments in each of those years; and what plans he has for the future of the bonus system. (296424)

Decisions on chief officer bonus payments are a matter for the police authority, in line with criteria agreed by the Police Negotiating Board in 2005 and set out in PNB Circular 2005/3. I have arranged for a copy of this Circular to be placed in the House Library. Data on the bonuses paid to chief constables are not held centrally. Any proposal for changes to the nationally agreed chief officer bonus arrangements would need to be considered by the Police Negotiating Board.