§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the retirement pension payable to a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Force who was on a salary of £3,250 per annum in October, 1964, or the nearest payment to this figure, who retired in June, 1970, after 35 years' service, or the longest period of time up to 35 years.
§ Mr. Sharples
An officer of the former rank of Deputy Commander in the Metropolitan Police Force whose salary in October, 1964, was at the then maximum of £3,390 a year and who retired in June, 1970, without further promotion, would have qualified for a full pension of £2,551 a year if he had completed at least 30 years' pensionable service. He could have commuted a quarter of the pension for a lump sum.