HC Deb 17 February 1938 vol 331 cc2053-4
39. Captain Conant

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the recent additional responsibilities of special constabulary staff inspectors, it is proposed to increase the pay of these officers?

Sir S. Hoare

Yes, Sir. The remuneration of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary staff inspectors has been examined

in England and Wales in 1930 and 1936 were as follow:

1930. 1936.
Males 6,087 12,885
Females 336 721
Males 403 819
Females 37 34

As regards committals to institutions the only figures available are the numbers of those under 16 committed to institutions in 1930, and of those under 17 in 1936.

by a committee, and after consideration of their recommendations, I have approved proposals (a) for increasing the basic salary of the Grade III inspectors by transferring them and the existing Grade II inspectors to a new Grade II, and (b) for the payment, under certain conditions, of additional pensionable allowances in suitable cases up to a maximum of £2 a week.

Mr. Kelly

Is consideration being given to the men who are not paid so much as inspectors?

Sir S. Hoare

Yes, I feel sure that is the case.