HC Deb 03 November 1966 vol 735 cc148-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of the Government's wage and prices standstill and severe restraint on increased incomes in 1967, he has promised worthwhile pay rises to 90,000 policemen as from March, 1967; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

An agreement of the Police Council for Great Britain provides for police pay to be reviewed every two years. In accordance with the terms of the White Paper on the Prices and Incomes Standstill, the effective date of any adjustments resulting from the 1966 review will be deferred from 1st September, 1966 to 1st March, 1967. The amount of any adjustments in police pay will fall to be considered in the light of the criteria referred to in paragraph 25 of the White Paper.