§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table showing the maximum and minimum pay rates for each grade of policeman in April of 1980, 1981, 1982 and the likely figures for 1983, expressed (a) in cash terms and (b) in 1980 prices.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The April pay rates of police officers in 1980, 1981 and 1982 are the same as those for September in the previous years. These were given in the reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Preston, North (Mr. Atkins) on 24 January.—[Vol. 35, c.270.] The tax and price index stood at 130.8 in April 1980, 151.3 in April 1981 and 166 in April 1982; it is not possible to predict accurately the likely figure for April 1983.