§ Mr. Wellbeloved
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what allowances are available to officers of the Special Constabulary up to and including the rank of commandant; when they were last reviewed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Special constables may be reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred in the execution of their duties. An allowance of up to £21.50 per day may be paid for loss of earnings in the special constable's private employment while he is specifically required for duty; this level was set in September 1981. A refreshment allowance of up to £1.18 and a boot allowance of £20 per year are also payable.
Allowances are kept under review and are revised when changes are made in the allowances paid to regular police officers.