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Friday, October 06, 2006

Police Pay - MP Gives Support

Police Pay - MP Supports Police Officer Pay Dispute

Police Pay

MP David Maclean is backing the union representing the county’s police in a national pay dispute.

Mr Maclean has offered his support to the Police Federation following the government’s refusal to award a pay rise to officers according to tried and tested methods.

For more than 25 years police annual salary increases have been set according to the average rise given out to other public sector workers.

But this year the Home Office declined to approve this rise, which was expected to be three per cent. An offer of 2.2 per cent was tabled instead.

Now Mr Maclean, a former Tory policing minister, has written to the Police Federation.

In his letter, the Penrith and the Border MP said: “The first act of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 was to set up the Lord Edmond Davies Committee so that police pay was linked to public sector earnings.”

“This is the first time since 1979 that officers have not been offered a pay rise in accordance with the principles set out by the Lord Davies Committee. So long as the board exists, I believe we should implement its recommendations.”

For further on this report check MP Backs Police In Pay Clash.

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