HC Deb 26 June 1958 vol 590 c41W
65. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what pensions were paid to members of the police forces who retired in 1939, from inspectors down to constables; what were the dates of any increases granted in the intervening years; and what are the pensions now being paid.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Varying scales of pensions applied as between different forces in 1939. The following table relates to Metropolitan police officers who retired in 1939 with minimum and maximum awards payable in that force. It shows the amount of their awards at the time of their retirement and now payable as the result of subsequent Pensions (Increase) Acts.

Minimum Maximum
1939 1958 1939 1958
£ £ £ £
Constable 153 241 165 257
Sergeant 181 280 195 299
Inspector 242 352 260 372

The relevant Pensions (Increase) Acts and their operative dates are those of 1944 (1st January, 1944); 1947 (1st December. 1946); 1952 (1st October, 1952) and 1956 (1st April, 1956).

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