HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 c617W

asked the Home Secretary what are the present rent allowances made to the Metropolitan police force; whether such allowances are made on a sliding scale; and whether, in the event of rents in London being still further increased under the Restriction of Rent Act next month, these allowances will be reconsidered?


Members of the Metropolitan Police not residing in police quarters are granted allowances equal to the actual amount of rent and rates which they pay, up to maximum limits, which are as follow:

  • For superintendents, £80 per annum.
  • For inspectors, 20s. a week.
  • For sergeants, 17s. a week.
  • For constables, 14s. 6d. a week.
If rents are raised the allowances are raised accordingly, subject to the maximum limits which I have mentioned. In view of the financial situation, I have come to the concluson that I cannot raise the present maximum limits, at any rate, during the current year.

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