HC Deb 12 June 1947 vol 438 cc131-2W
40. Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of police stations in the Metropolitan area where cleaners are paid at least an equal amount to an ordinary police constable; and whether a rise in constable's pay will now be considered in view of this state of affairs.

Mr. Ede

Even excluding other police emoluments such as rent allowance, no cleaner employed to clean Metropolitan police buildings is paid for cleaning duties only as much as the minimum pay of a constable; in the summer, four, and in the winter, six cleaners, who act also as stokers, may with overtime receive as much as the minimum pay of a constable. The position with regard to cleaners' pay does not afford any ground for reopening the question of police pay.

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