HC Deb 03 November 1983 vol 47 c422W
36. Sir Patrick Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider giving the special constabulary a bonus similar to that given to the Territorial Army.

Mr. Hurd

The possibility of payments to special constables was most recently considered by a working party of the Police Advisory Board in 1981. After taking account of arrangements in other bodies, including the Territorial Army, the working party concluded that such payments would not help recruitment to the special constabulary. My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans at present to reconsider this question.

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