HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc287-8W
Mr. Gunnell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he is making for the remuneration of those members of police authorities appointed by himself.

Mr. Maclean

The Home Secretary does not appoint any members of police authorities. Councillor and independent members of new police authorities will be able to claim £15 per hour for time spent on police authority business, up to a limit of £120 per day and £3,000 per year—£6,000 per year if they are the chairman of the authority.

Magistrate members of new police authorities will, as at present, be able to claim financial loss allowance at the rates payable to them as magistrates.

Attendance Allowance
Great Britain Scotland
All Claims Received Appeals Registered All Claims received
1993–94 439,020 5,025 46,636
1994–95 285,676 n/a 31,059

Mr. Hoon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by how many the number of police officers has increased since 1992.

Mr. Maclean

Between August 1992 and August 1994, the latest date for which figures are available, the number of police constables increased by 750. Over the same period, the total numbers of officers fell by 603, reflecting the thinning out of unneeded supervisory ranks.