§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Home Secretary if he will set out the basic rate of pension of a man who completed full service in the police force before the War, showing the increase under the 1920 and 1924 Acts, respectively, and of a man retiring to-day on a post-War pension?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Before the War the rates of pay and pension varied as between one force and another. In the Metropolitan Police the full pension for a constable was £65 4s. 6d. per annum. In most other forces it was less. The maximum increase of pension in the Metropolitan Police under the Acts of 1920 and 1924 for a married man were £26 1s. 10d. and £32 12s. 3d. respectively, giving a total pension of £97 16s. 9d. The full pension of a constable retiring to-day, allowing for the long service increments of pay, which are subject to good conduct, is £165 4s. 8d. per annum.