§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average gross pay and take-home pay of a police constable in Devon and Cornwall in the latest period for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
This information is not held centrally. However, I understand from the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary that for the monthly pay period ending 15th May 1978 the figures were £358 and £252 respectively. Both figures include overtime payments and allowances: the take-home pay figure is after tax on rent allowance, although this is later refunded by way of compensatory grant.