HL Deb 14 January 1988 vol 491 c1440WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current average rate of pay in London, including allowances, of a sister in a National Health Service hospital, a main grade prison officer who has opted for the longer working week in a prison which has implemented the Fresh Start proposals, a police constable and a fireman, all with a comparable level of seniority.

Lord Skelmersdale

Information is not available in the form requested. Current rates of pay in London, including allowances, are given in the table for entry to the grade, after five years and at the maximum of salary scale.

Annual Rates of Pay in London including Allowances:
Nursing1 Prison2 Police3
Sister Officer Constable Fireman
£ £ £ £
On entry 11,180 14,559 12,468 10,837
After 5 years 14,030 16,435 13,455 13,207
At the maximum 14,6004 17,1654 15,8945 13,6995
1. Includes estimate for average additions to basic pay for working unsocial hours and overtime.
2. Applies to basic Grade (Grade VIII) prison officers opting to work a 48 hour week under fresh start proposals.
3. Applies to police constables over 22 years of age on appointment. In addition all police officers are entitled to either free accommodation or to a rent allowance in lieu. Rent allowances for constables in London range from £1,861 to £3,723 per year according to individual service.
4. After 6 years' service.
5. After 15 years' service.