§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the rate of pay on 23rd December 1978 of a Metropolitan Police constable at Oxford Street engaged on anti-terrorist duty.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The pay of a Metropolitan Police constable is determined according to his reckonable service on a scale of £3,189 a year—before completing one year of service—to £4,809 a year—after 15 years of service.
In addition, together with overtime payments and allowances as appropriate, he receives £319 a year London weighting and £325 a year London allowance.