HC Deb 28 February 2000 vol 345 c105W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers(a) in each police authority and (b) as a percentage of officers employed do not hold (i) occupational accident and (ii) ill-health insurance. [110930]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.

Although there is no requirement for police officers to obtain ill health or accident insurance, or for police authorities to provide such cover, I understand that some forces have set up their own contributory health trusts and that others encourage police officers to take out private health insurance. All forces also offer medical support services and can provide additional specialist medical treatment for police officers where necessary.

The Police Pension Scheme provides a range of benefits in respect of police officers who become disabled or die in service.

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