HC Deb 14 June 1938 vol 337 cc72-3W
Mr. Bellenger

asked the Home Secretary what is the retired pay of a police constable?

Sir S. Hoare

The amount of a constable's pension depends upon his years of service and his rate of pay on retirement. Men who have joined the service since 1st July, 1919, will be entitled to a pension of one-half of their pay on retiring after 25 years' service and after 30 years' service to a pension of two-thirds of pay. In the case of a constable retiring at the maximum of his scale of pay the respective pensions are approximately £117 and £156 a year. The pensions of men who were serving before the date mentioned and did not accept the scale introduced by the Police Pensions Act, 1921, will depend upon the scales of pensions which applied to them in the particular forces to which they belonged. In most cases such constables will be entitled to retire on a pension of about £145 after 25 years' service and on the maximum pension (£156) after completing 26 years' service.