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Strathclyde Police Authority

Mr. Hood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civilian employees are employed by Strathclyde police authority.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 12 July 1990] : There were 1,941 civilians in post as at 1 April 1990 in Strathclyde police authority. This number includes nine and 63 civilians employed by the Scottish crime squad and the Scottish Criminal Record Office respectively.

Police Salaries

Mr. Hood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the salaries of each police officer grade from constable to chief constable, giving details of incremental payments where applicable.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 12 July 1990] : The following tables provide the current salary details of all police officer grades from constable to chief constable inclusive :


                            Annual salary with              Annual salary with                             
                           | effect from 1 |effect from 1                                                  
                           | September 1988|September 1989                                                 
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Sergeant                                                                                                   
On promotion               |-              |14,466         |-              |15,804                         
After 1 year               |-              |15,123         |-              |16,521                         
      2                    |-              |15,654         |-              |17,103                         
      3                    |-              |16,173         |-              |17,670                         
      4                    |-              |16,593         |-              |18,129                         
                                                                                                           
Inspector (London salaries in brackets)                                                                    
On promotion               |16,593         |(17,487)       |18,129         |(19,104)                       
After 1 year               |17,112         |(17,973)       |18,696         |(19,635)                       
      2                    |17,784         |(18,609)       |19,428         |(20,331)                       
      3                    |18,309         |(19,182)       |20,004         |(20,955)                       
      4                    |18,840         |(19,743)       |20,583         |(21,570)                       
                                                                                                           
Chief Inspector (London salaries in brackets)                                                              
On promotion               |18,840         |(19,743)       |20,583         |(21,570)                       
After 1 year               |19,368         |(20,229)       |21,159         |(22,101)                       
      2                    |19,896         |(20,748)       |21,735         |(22,668)                       
      3                    |20,424         |(21,303)       |22,314         |(23,274)                       
      4                    |20,958         |(21,855)       |22,896         |(23,877)                       
                                                                                                           
Superintendent (London salaries in brackets)                                                               
On promotion               |25,629         |(26,283)       |27,999         |(28,713)                       
After 1 year               |26,283         |(26,799)       |28,713         |(29,277)                       
      2                    |26,934         |(27,309)       |29,424         |(29,835)                       
      3                    |27,831         |(27,831)       |30,405         |(30,405)                       
Off-scale point            |27,873         |-              |30,447         |-                              
                                                                                                           
Chief Superintendent                                                                                       
On promotion               |-              |28,494         |-              |31,131                         
After 1 year               |-              |28,902         |-              |31,575                         
      2                    |-              |29,550         |-              |32,283                         
      3                    |-              |30,255         |-              |33,054                         
Off-scale point            |-              |30,402         |-              |33,201                         
                                                                                                           
Assistant Chief Constables                                                                                 
                           |-              |33,591         |-              |36,699                         
                                                                                                           
Deputy Chief Constable                                                                                     
Population band-                                                                                           
   up to 400,000           |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 400,000- 500,000          |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 500,000- 750,000          |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 750,000-1,250,000         |-              |35,562         |-              |38,850                         
1,250,000-2,000,000        |-              |38,277         |-              |41,814                         
  Over -2,000,000          |-              |40,722         |-              |44,487                         
                                                                                                           
Chief Constable                                                                                            
Population band-                                                                                           
   up to 400,000           |-              |40,044         |-              |43,749                         
 400,000- 500,000          |-              |41,058         |-              |44,856                         
 500,000- 750,000          |-              |42,759         |-              |46,713                         
 750,000-1,250,000         |-              |44,451         |-              |48,564                         
1,250,000-2,000,000        |-              |47,844         |-              |52,269                         
  Over -2,000,000          |-              |50,901         |-              |55,608                         

                            Annual salary with              Annual salary with                             
                           | effect from 1 |effect from 1                                                  
                           | September 1988|September 1989                                                 
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Sergeant                                                                                                   
On promotion               |-              |14,466         |-              |15,804                         
After 1 year               |-              |15,123         |-              |16,521                         
      2                    |-              |15,654         |-              |17,103                         
      3                    |-              |16,173         |-              |17,670                         
      4                    |-              |16,593         |-              |18,129                         
                                                                                                           
Inspector (London salaries in brackets)                                                                    
On promotion               |16,593         |(17,487)       |18,129         |(19,104)                       
After 1 year               |17,112         |(17,973)       |18,696         |(19,635)                       
      2                    |17,784         |(18,609)       |19,428         |(20,331)                       
      3                    |18,309         |(19,182)       |20,004         |(20,955)                       
      4                    |18,840         |(19,743)       |20,583         |(21,570)                       
                                                                                                           
Chief Inspector (London salaries in brackets)                                                              
On promotion               |18,840         |(19,743)       |20,583         |(21,570)                       
After 1 year               |19,368         |(20,229)       |21,159         |(22,101)                       
      2                    |19,896         |(20,748)       |21,735         |(22,668)                       
      3                    |20,424         |(21,303)       |22,314         |(23,274)                       
      4                    |20,958         |(21,855)       |22,896         |(23,877)                       
                                                                                                           
Superintendent (London salaries in brackets)                                                               
On promotion               |25,629         |(26,283)       |27,999         |(28,713)                       
After 1 year               |26,283         |(26,799)       |28,713         |(29,277)                       
      2                    |26,934         |(27,309)       |29,424         |(29,835)                       
      3                    |27,831         |(27,831)       |30,405         |(30,405)                       
Off-scale point            |27,873         |-              |30,447         |-                              
                                                                                                           
Chief Superintendent                                                                                       
On promotion               |-              |28,494         |-              |31,131                         
After 1 year               |-              |28,902         |-              |31,575                         
      2                    |-              |29,550         |-              |32,283                         
      3                    |-              |30,255         |-              |33,054                         
Off-scale point            |-              |30,402         |-              |33,201                         
                                                                                                           
Assistant Chief Constables                                                                                 
                           |-              |33,591         |-              |36,699                         
                                                                                                           
Deputy Chief Constable                                                                                     
Population band-                                                                                           
   up to 400,000           |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 400,000- 500,000          |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 500,000- 750,000          |-              |35,271         |-              |38,535                         
 750,000-1,250,000         |-              |35,562         |-              |38,850                         
1,250,000-2,000,000        |-              |38,277         |-              |41,814                         
  Over -2,000,000          |-              |40,722         |-              |44,487                         
                                                                                                           
Chief Constable                                                                                            
Population band-                                                                                           
   up to 400,000           |-              |40,044         |-              |43,749                         
 400,000- 500,000          |-              |41,058         |-              |44,856                         
 500,000- 750,000          |-              |42,759         |-              |46,713                         
 750,000-1,250,000         |-              |44,451         |-              |48,564                         
1,250,000-2,000,000        |-              |47,844         |-              |52,269                         
  Over -2,000,000          |-              |50,901         |-              |55,608                         

Police Manpower

Mr. Hood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the number of police employed in each Scottish police authority and the ratio of officers per head of population within each authority ;

(2) if he will list the manpower strength in each police authority with a breakdown of male and female officers.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 12 July 1990] : As at 31 March 1990 the figures were as follows :


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Area                  |Male       |Female     |Total      |Ratio of               
                                                          |officers to            
                                                          |population             
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Central               |575        |55         |630        |1:430                  
Dumfries and Galloway |319        |29         |348        |1:425                  
Fife                  |688        |67         |755        |1:457                  
Grampian              |967        |136        |1,103      |1:456                  
Lothian and Borders   |2,249      |233        |2,482      |1:341                  
Northern              |581        |50         |631        |1:434                  
Strathclyde           |6,345      |541        |6,886      |1:336                  
Tayside               |936        |76         |1,012      |1:388                  
                      |-------    |-------    |-------    |-------                
Scotland              |12,660     |1,187      |13,847     |1:368                  

Mr. Hood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the number of police officers employed within the Hamilton division of Strathclyde police authority.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 12 July 1990] : The total uniformed strength of Q division of Strathclyde police, within which Hamilton lies, is 413 officers. The number of officers on duty in particular areas at particular times varies according to the policing requirements.


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Police Expenditure

Mr. Hood : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the total expenditure for each police authority in Scotland for each year since 1979, giving the ratio of expenditure per head of population.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 12 July 1990] : The information is given in the table :


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Police Expenditure                                                                                  
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1979-80 (1) £000    |5,600  |3,465  |7,320  |10,684 |24,945 |7,530  |78,182 |11,587 |149,313        
        (2) £       |21     |24     |22     |23     |29     |29     |32     |29     |29             
                                                                                                    
1980-81 (1) £000    |6,889  |3,973  |8,770  |12,582 |31,558 |8,974  |92,981 |13,836 |179,563        
        (2) £       |25     |28     |26     |27     |37     |34     |38     |35     |35             
                                                                                                    
1981-82 (1) £000    |7,993  |4,582  |9,854  |14,908 |37,278 |10,484 |108,326|16,379 |209,804        
        (2) £       |29     |32     |29     |31     |44     |39     |45     |41     |41             
                                                                                                    
1982-83 (1) £000    |8,879  |5,176  |10,984 |16,573 |40,134 |11,738 |118,232|18,483 |230,199        
        (2) £       |33     |35     |32     |34     |47     |43     |49     |47     |45             
                                                                                                    
1983-84 (1) £000    |9,350  |5,909  |11,650 |18,316 |43,997 |13,228 |128,474|19,404 |250,508        
        (2) £       |35     |40     |34     |37     |52     |49     |54     |49     |49             
                                                                                                    
1984-85 (1) £000    |10,668 |6,108  |13,709 |19,521 |49,243 |13,826 |138,631|21,178 |272,884        
        (2) £       |39     |42     |40     |39     |58     |51     |58     |54     |53             
                                                                                                    
1985-86 (1) £000    |10,686 |6,810  |13,602 |21,467 |50,208 |14,041 |140,161|22,025 |279,000        
        (2) £       |39     |46     |40     |43     |59     |51     |60     |56     |54             
                                                                                                    
1986-87 (1) £000    |11,775 |7,320  |15,657 |23,385 |54,106 |15,444 |150,319|24,520 |302,526        
        (2) £       |43     |50     |45     |46     |64     |57     |64     |62     |59             
                                                                                                    
1987-88 (1) £000    |13,486 |8,344  |16,784 |25,865 |56,230 |16,936 |168,722|26,273 |332,640        
        (2) £       |50     |57     |49     |52     |67     |62     |73     |67     |65             
                                                                                                    
1988-89 (1) £000    |15,459 |9,377  |18,728 |28,865 |61,996 |18,406 |177,442|28,169 |358,442        
        (2) £       |57     |63     |54     |57     |73     |67     |77     |72     |70             
                                                                                                    
1989-90<1> (1) £000 |17,314 |10,101 |20,795 |32,686 |72,564 |21,338 |200,604|31,070 |406,472        
        (2) £       |64     |68     |60     |65     |86     |78     |87     |79     |80             
<1>(Estimated).                                                                                     
Row (1)=Net police grant earning expenditure-£000.                                                  
Row (2)=Net police grant earning expenditure per head of population-£.                              

ENERGY

Electricity Supply

Mr. Morgan : To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what instructions he has given to the Non-Fossil Fuel Purchasing Agency on the authorisation of contracts signed by public electricity suppliers with non- fossil non-nuclear generators at above pool price.

Mr. Baldry : My right hon. Friend has given no such instructions. The commercial terms offered by the public electricity suppliers to generators seeking to contract within the non-fossil fuel obligation are a matter for the suppliers.

Mr. Morgan : To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from potential producers of non-fossil non- nuclear electricity regarding the maximum length of power supply contract and price of electricity to be produced from those sources.

Mr. Baldry : My right hon. Friend has received a number of representations. However, the legislation permits a fair degree of flexibility which can be used to secure bankable contracts and the public electricity suppliers have been able to take account of this in their negotiations with renewables generators.

Mr. Morgan : To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what consultations he has had with the European Commission regarding the length of contract and premium price above pool to be paid for electricity generating from renewable sources (a) before and (b) after 1 April 1998.

Mr. Peter Morrison : I refer the hon. Member to the "Note by the Department of Energy on the undertakings given by the Government in relation to the future of the fossil fuel levy", which has now been published as appendix 11 to volume 2 of the report by the Select Committee on Energy on "The cost of nuclear power".

Mr. Morgan : To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what consultations he has had with (a) producers of renewable electricity and (b) the Non-Fossil Fuel Purchasing Agency regarding (i) intermittent renewables


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and (ii) continuous renewable electricity sources on the length of contracts and price to be paid by the public electricity suppliers.

Mr. Peter Morrison : The commercial terms offered to projects seeking to contract within the non-fossil fuel obligation are a matter for the public electricity suppliers. The legislation provides them with the flexibilities they need in order to be able to offer bankable contracts, and I understand that they have taken account of those flexibilities where appropriate.

Energy Managers

Mr. Dobson : To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will place in the Library a copy of the Secretary of State's letter of July 1986 recommending to Departments that they appoint energy managers on the basis of one per £1 million energy spend.

Mr. Wakeham : It is not customary to publish such

inter-departmental correspondence. However, all Government Departments have now appointed energy managers.

DEFENCE

Trident

Mr. Strang : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to review the timetable for the Trident programme.

Mr. Alan Clark : It remains our intention to deploy the Trident system in the mid-1990s.

Disarmament

Mr. Butler : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution his Department is making to conferences on disarmament.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : The United Kingdom has a substantial arms control agenda. The Ministry of Defence makes a major contribution to all the current arms control negotiations which have a direct effect on British interests,


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and has permanent representatives in Geneva at the conference on disarmament and in Vienna, at the CFE talks.

Tornado and Hawk

Mr. Jack : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his intention that British Aerospace will remain a major contractor for future developments of role and capability of the Tornado and that his Department will continue to pursue export opportunities for the Hawk.

Mr. Alan Clark : Responsibility for the selection of contractors for the Tornado programme rests with NAMMA, the contracting authority. However, British Aerospace has played a central role in the programme in the past and will, I trust, continue to do so. We will continue to support the export prospects of the Hawk and the other products of the military and civil aircraft divisions of British Aerospace.

NATO Strategy

Mr. Tredinnick : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department still sees a requirement for a mix of nuclear and conventional forces for NATO's strategy.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : Yes. As alliance heads of state and Government made clear in their declaration issued after the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in London last week to keep the peace, the alliance must maintain for the foreseeable future an appropriate mix of nuclear and conventional forces, based in Europe, and kept up to date where necessary.

Fetes

Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel were involved on official duties at the fete organised by the West of Scotland Conservative and Unionist Association on 9 June ; and if he will list them by rank.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : Four Royal Navy personnel were involved : three lieutenants and one petty officer aircrewman.

Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many times in the last five years a naval helicopter has been used at fetes organised by the West of Scotland Conservative and Unionist Association ; if he will list the events and times when they were used ; and at what level the decision to allow the helicopter to be used was taken ;

(2) how many times in the last five years a military helicopter has been used at fetes organised by political parties in the United Kingdom ; and if he will list the events, the dates and the political parties involved.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : Records are not maintained but the Department has no recollection of any instances of participation in such events other than that to which the hon. Gentleman has already referred.

Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidelines are followed in considering requests from political parties for the services of armed forces personnel and equipment at fetes organised by them to raise charitable funds.


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Mr. Archie Hamilton : Queen's regulations prohibit service participation in events whose purpose is to further the interests of political organisations. There is, however, no prohibition of service participation in events the purpose of which is to raise funds for local charities, where this can be done at no additional cost to the defence budget. In the instance to which the hon. Gentleman has drawn attention, Royal Navy participation was both beneficial to helicopter training and designed to assist in fund raising for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Erskine hospital. A total of £12,000 was raised for these charities.

Mr. Graham : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much fuel was used at the fete organised by the West of Scotland Conservative and Unionist Association to fly the naval helicopter at the White House, Renfrewshire on 9 June ; and how much it costs to run a helicopter of that type, including crew, for one day.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : Approximately 10 gallons of fuel were used while the helicopter was at the fete. The full operating cost of a Sea King helicopter, including fuel, crew and wear and tear, is some £4,800 per flying hour. In this instance, however, the helicopter was carrying out a routine training mission that would have been undertaken even if the fete had not been held. No additional costs were therefore incurred.

Construction Agreements

Mr. Campbell-Savours : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will list all construction agreements and contracts entered into by his Department in the years 1987, 1988 and 1989, respectively.

Mr. Archie Hamilton : No. In the period referred to all construction agreements and contracts relating to defence requirements, with the exception of a very small number concerned with nuclear work, were entered into on the Ministry of Defence's behalf by the Department of the Environment.

Over-the-horizon Radar

Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has as to the distance between ROTHR installations in Virginia and in the Aleutians ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Clark : The transmit and receive facilities of the ROTHR installation in Virginia (which is not currently operational) are separated by 71 nautical miles ; and those of the installation in the Aleutians are separated by 23 nautical miles. This distance is well below the theoretical minimum in open country, and operation of the Aleutians system is effective only because there exists a high mountain range between the transmit and receive sites.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the proposed over-the-horizon radar installation at St. David's airfield, Pembrokeshire is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation project or a US/UK project.

Mr. Alan Clark : The proposed two-year trial of an over-the-horizon radar in the United Kingdom is a joint US/UK project.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the environmental impact assessments


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being undertaken as part of the planning application for an over-the-horizon radar installation at St. David's airfield will be published in their entirety when completed ; and how much time will be available for consultation before the national park planning committee considers the planning applications.

Mr. Alan Clark : Copies of the environmental impact assessment to be submitted to the Pembrokeshire coast national park authority in support of our formal notice of proposed development will be made generally available. In accordance with the procedures set out in Welsh Office circular 23/88, the authority will have 16 weeks in which to consider the proposals, in consultation with all interested parties.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what experiments he proposes to conduct in order to verify the survivability of the proposed over-the-horizon radar installation at St. David's airfield, Pembrokeshire against electromagnetic interference, nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.

Mr. Alan Clark : We will be studying the design of the system and the detailed specifications of its hardware in order to determine the feasibility of introducing measures that may be needed to improve its survivability.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the terms of reference of the environmental impact assessments being undertaken by W. S. Atkins and the Robens institute on behalf of the Ministry of Defence in connection with proposed over-the- horizon radar at St. David's airfield, Pembrokeshire.

Mr. Alan Clark : There are no such specific terms of reference, but W. S. Atkins has been commissioned to prepare an environmental impact assessment in accordance with the guidelines set out in Welsh Office circular 23/88.


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AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD

Dairy Herd

Mr. Denzil Davies : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the United Kindom's total dairy herd is comprised of (a) Friesian cattle and (b) Holstein cattle.

Mr. Maclean : Friesian and Holstein cattle together constitute 90 per cent. of the United Kingdom's total dairy herd. It is not possible to determine separate figures for each breed. Many dairy herds contain both breeds together with Friesian/Holstein crossbreeds.

Food Safety

Mr. Morley : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what resources he is making available to port health authorities in order to help them meet extra obligations imposed by the Food Safety Bill.

Mr. Gummer : We have agreed to provide an extra £30 million through the Revenue Support Grant to meet the costs falling to local authorities in Great Britain as a whole as a result of new food legislation. This sum was calculated following discussions with local authority associations including representatives of port health authorities.

The money will be distributed among port health authorities, along with other local authorities, in the usual way.

Fishing Quotas

Mr. Morley : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether quota entitlement will be transferred from any Scottish vessel found guilty of falsely declaring catches from area VII to that area's entitlement.

Mr. Gummer : Fisheries Departments will seek to apply appropriate penalties and compensation in the event of any successful prosecutions being brought for misreporting.


 

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