HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c466
26. Mr. James White

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will call for a report from the chief constable as to his proposals to bring the strength of Glasgow police up to its present establishment.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

No, Sir. The chief constable is active in seeking recruits for the force.

Mr. White

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, for example, the average pay of Scottish workers in manufacturing industry is £34.2 per week compared with £20.8 for the police? Will he bring pressure to bear in the proper quarters to ensure that the job becomes more attractive than it is?

Mr. Campbell

Police pay was increased in February on an interim basis from September, 1971. A further review is due this year. It will be for the Police Council for the United Kingdom to consider all the relevant evidence before making a recommendation.