§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Minister of Transport when the British Transport police were last given a pay award; and what consideration is being given to increasing their pay on a scale similar to the Edmund-Davies award.
§ Mr. Fowler
Pay of the British Transport police was last increased on 1 September 1977. A lump sum interim award of £135 per man was made in January 1979 pending the findings of the committee of inquiry, to which I referred in my reply on 28 June to the hon. Member for Newham, North-East (Mr. Leighton).