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Police Pay

Volume 359: debated on Friday 15 December 2000

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes (a) have been made since May 1997 and (b) are planned to police pay and allowances; and if he will make a statement. [142600]

The Police Negotiating Board (PNB) makes recommendations to me on all matters concerning police pay and allowances. The major allowances for police officers are: housing emoluments, London Weighting and London Allowance, and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) allowance.Following the recommendation of the PNB, I have increased police pay in September each year since May 1997. The current pay scales for police officers are set out in the table.Housing emoluments have not increased during this period. London weighting has been increased each year since May 1997 and is now £1,713. London allowance was frozen in 1981 and remained at £1,011 until July 2000 when the London allowance of officers in the Metropolitan police service and City of London police who joined on or after 1 September 1994 and receive no housing allowance was increased by £3,327 to £4,338. The RUC allowance has increased annually and is now £2,349.The PNB is currently looking at whether there should be an allowance for officers in any other forces and I await any recommendation it may make on this or any other issues in relation to police pay and allowances.

Pay (ACPO ranks)

With effect from 1 September 2000

Officers appointed on a fixed term basis

Officers not appointed on a fixed term basis

Chief Constables of Greater Manchester, Strathclyde and West Midlands

£104,412-£l17,837£99,558-£112,353

Metropolitan Police

Commander£66,435-£76,260£63,270-£72,630
Designated Commander80 per cent. of the basic salary of Assistant Commissioner80 per cent. of the basic salary of Assistant Commissioner
Assistant Commissioner£100,245-£105,780£96,075-£100,743
Deputy Commissioner £111,705-£120,057 £106,251-£l14,195

City of London

Commissioner£91,059-£105–780£86,718-£100,743
Assistant Commissioner80 per cent. of the basic salary of Commissioner or80 per cent. of the basic salary of Commissioner or
£76,260, whichever is higher£72,630,whichever is higher

Pay (Constable to Superintendent)

Pay point

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 2000

London salaries

Constable

On commencing service1£17,133
On completion of initial training period2£19,170
On completion of two years' satisfactory service3£20,304
4£20,841
5£21,567
6£22,257
7£22,983
8£23,649
9£24,246
10£25,035
11£25,953
12£27,114

Sergeant

1£26,169
2£27,114
3£28,059
4£29,013
5£29,637
6£30,522

Inspector and Chief Inspector

1£33,849£35,397
2£34,845£36,390
3£35,841£37,386
4£36,834£38,385
First Chief Inspector point5£37,830£39,384
6£38,610£40,164
7£39,393£40,944
£40,176£41,724
£40,878£42,426

Superintendent

1£46,038
2£47,478
3£48,924
4£50,367
5£51,972
6

1£53,700

7£54,636
8£55,833
9£57,150

1 Maximum of Range 1 and minimum of Range 2