Police (Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall , Lewisham East

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asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the police force in rural districts draw the same scale of pay as in the Metropolitan area, where the cost of living is much higher, he will take steps to have a similar differentiation made to what there is in other branches of the public service?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

The recommendation of the Geddes Committee is under considera- tion, and I am not in a position to make any statement at present. As to the grounds for the adoption of uniform scales of pay for the lower ranks in all forces, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to paragraphs 19–23 of the Report of the Desborough Committee.