§ Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the speed at which the new police pay scales are being implemented; if each police authority in the North-East is implementing the new scales with effect from 1 May; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The Police (Amendment) Regulations 1979, which were laid before Parliament on 27 June, require the new police pay scales to be implemented with effect from 1 May 1979. The regulations were circulated to police autho-6W rities on 29 June and I have no doubt that they will make every effort to give effect to the new pay scales as soon as possible.