§ Mr. Willie Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the current rates of basic pay for each rank in the police force; what additional emoluments are payable; and what were the comparable figures in each of the last five years expressed in cash terms and in annual percentage increases.
§ Mr. Ancram
[pursuant to his reply, 19 December 1984, c. 253]: The information is set out in the tables, the details about additional emoluments comprising the readily-available information in relation to 1 September 1979 and 1 December 1984 only.339W
Type of Payment Annual rate (unless otherwise stated) Percentage increase (1984 over 1979) 1 September 1979 1 December 1984 Plain clothes allowance £120—£152 £165—£204 38–34 (depending on rank) Promotion examination pass £45 £45 — Recurring escort duty* No fixed rate (subject to approval by the Secretary of State) — Refreshment, subsistence and lodging Variable (according to rank and length of period) — Removal allowance Variable (according to rank and circumstances) — Rent allowance Variable† — Search of badly decomposed corpses £2.50 or £3.75 £10.35 or £15.50 314 (single payment depending on type of search) Attendance at training course £1.08 (per night) £1.89 (per night) 75 Temporary salary Variable (according to rank being covered temporarily) — Typewriter allowance £4 (maximum) £10 (maximum) 150 Uniform allowance Variable (payable only to some senior ranks and varies according to rank and police authority) — Women' stockings allowance £12 £25 108 * Not negotiated by the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom. † All police officers who are not provided with free accommodation are entitled to a rent allowance, the maximum limits of which are set bi-annually by individual police authorities subject to the approval of the Secretary of State.