HC Deb 01 December 1932 vol 272 c972
28. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Home Secretary the number of cautionary notices served upon police constables of the Metropolitan Police during the past 12 months regarding their efficiency pay and the terms of the notice; whether he is aware that local interpretation of zeal and efficiency includes the number of attendances for police constables with summonses and charges; and how many constables have been deprived of the efficiency pay for these reasons?


Since 1st December, 1931, cautionary notices in respect of special or additional increments have been served on 174 constables. The notice warns the constable that unless there is a marked improvement in the zeal and efficiency with which he performs his duties, his increment or increments will be withdrawn. In deciding whether an increment should be granted or withheld, the work and conduct of a constable is considered as a whole.