HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 cc5-6W
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- 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.

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