HC Deb 18 March 1971 vol 813 c1636
18. Mr. Deedes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the police wastage in 1968, 1969 and 1970 for London and the remainder of the country, respectively.

Mr. Maudling

As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Deedes

Will my right hon. Friend keep a close eye on this in relation to the new pay scales? If wastage continues after the new pay scales are introduced, something may be radically wrong.

Mr. Maudling

I intend to keep a close eye on this. One of the main reasons for the structure of the new pay scales is to deal with this problem of wastage.

Following is the information:

Wastage (including normal loss, e.g. through retirement, but excluding transfers)
1968 1969 1970
Metropolitan police 843 872 814
City of London Police 30 48 27
Other police forces in England and Wales 4,369 4,449 3,709
Total 5,242 5,369 4,550