§ 24. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the rise in police pay, due on 1st September, 1966, will be brought into effect at the end of the six-month pay standstill on 1st March, 1967.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis) on 3rd November.—[Vol. 735, c. 147.]
§ Mr. Fisher
In view of the fact that the police in effect have a contract with the Government for their deferred September rise, surely the right hon. Gentleman is not to apply the productivity or low-paid workers formula to the police as that would be inappropriate? If he did so would it not result in further resignations, to the detriment not only of the police but of the public?
§ Mr. Jenkins
I do not think that the deductions of the hon. Member follow from the Answer to which I have referred him.