HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 cc38-9W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what increase in remuneration has been asked for by the Scottish police; what increase is to be paid; and from when it will date.

Mr. Ross

I have been asked to reply.

Remuneration of the police is negotiated for both Scotland and England and Wales in the Police Council for Great Britain. Pay for ranks below assistant chief constable is reviewed every two years in accordance with agreements arrived at in 1962 and 1963. Discussions on the next review are due to start shortly.

In terms of the earlier agreements the results of this review would be expected to take effect from 1st September, 1968, but the agreements contain specific provision for taking into account general economic factors which affect the police service to the same extent as the rest of the community.