HC Deb 20 December 1984 vol 70 cc338-9W
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.

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.