§ Miss Maynard
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the average current earnings of a Metropolitan Police constable including allowances for the last full year.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The average of all Metropolitan Police constables' pay and pay-related allowances over the year 1 September 1981 to 31 August 1982, excluding recruits under training, was £10,836 per officer. In addition, the 66 per cent. of Metropolitan Police constables who were not provided with free official accommodation were paid rent allowance at an average cost of £1,944 per officer.