HC Deb 28 January 1971 vol 810 cc178-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it has taken so long for him to lay before the House of Commons amending regulations to ensure that a policeman who is suspended during an inquiry does not lose any wage or salary until a misdemeanour is proved against him; and whether he will before next month take action to introduce this measure.

Mr. Sharples

Because extended discussions with the various interested bodies proved necessary. The amending regulations will be laid before the House early in February and will have retrospective effect in the case of an officer under suspension at the time the regulations become operative.

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