HC Deb 05 March 1986 vol 93 cc171-2W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Leicestershire detailing the number of civilians employed by the Leicestershire constabulary in police control rooms and the different rates of pay involved for each scale.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Police civilians in England and Wales are employed by the police authority or local authority. My right hon. Friend has no responsibility for the pay of police civilians, which is negotiated in the national joint council for local authorities' administrative, professional, technical and clerical services.

Control room work is usually carried out by a combination of police officers and civilians. I understand that there are 62 civilians employed on this work in the Leicestershire constabulary. Their rates of pay range from £5,550 to £6,399 per annum. They also receive a shift disturbance allowance, ranging from 14 per cent. to 20 per cent.