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Mrs. Calton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a breakdown of one-off ring-fenced grants to Greater Manchester police by constituency since 199799, and if he will make a statement. 
|Special firearms grant(16)||78,144||7,692|||||||
|Fuel distribution emergency||||||||505,103||58,050|
|Targeted policing initiative (North Trafford)||||||||62,898||44,597|
|Targeted policing initiative (Trafford Park)||||||||||69,785|
|Execution of warrants||||||||233,000|||
|Policing Oldham disturbances||||||||||1,440,000|
(16) Firearms grant for policing costs associated with ban on handguns.
(17) Beacon scheme funding for imaginative ideas linked to increasing police efficiency.
(18) A Greater Manchester police street crime initiative.
(19) Payment of the first instalment of a total grant of up to £5 million for policing the games.
Mr. Denham: On 9 May 2002, the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) reached agreement on a package of reforms to police pay and conditions of service. PNB is the statutory negotiating body for police pay and conditions of service throughout the United Kingdom.
The package includes shortening the constables' pay scale by four points, achieved by removing two points on 1 April 2003, a third on 1 April 2004 and a fourth on 1 April 2005. The pay scales for sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors will be shortened on 1 April 2003 by removing the current bottom point.
The shorter pay scales will mean that officers in the federated ranks will reach the top of their respective pay scales more quickly than under the current arrangements. At the top of the scales, they will be eligible for a new competence-related payment of £1,002 a year.
Mr. Denham: On 9 May 2002, the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) reached agreement on a package of reforms to police pay and conditions of service. PNB is the statutory negotiating body for police pay and conditions throughout the United Kingdom. PNB agreements have to be approved by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in England and Wales and by my right hon. Friend the Scottish Minister in Scotland.
The package of reforms includes a new competence- related pensionable payment of £1,002 at the top of the federated ranks' pay scales. In order to get the payment, officers will have to have spent a year at the top of their respective scales and demonstrate high professional competence under each of the following broad headings:
Commitment to the job;
Relations with the public and colleagues;
Willingness to learn and adjust to new circumstances.
In the PNB agreement, it is stated that at least 75 per cent. of those eligible are expected to get the payment. There will, however, be no quota system. Any eligible officer who demonstrates the necessary competencies will get the payment.
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The package includes an increase of £402 on top of the basic salary for all the federated ranks from 1 April, 2003. Officers at the top of the federated ranks' pay scales will be eligible for a new competence-related payment of £1,002 a year. There will also be a new special priority payment scheme under which those at the sharp end of policing may qualify for one-off payments of normally between £500 to £3,000, exceptionally up to £5,000.
The new pay and conditions package agreed on 9 May 2002 will provide a modernised pay structure rewarding those at the sharp end and reducing reliance on overtime. In so doing, it both underpins the rest of the police reform programme and demonstrates the Government's commitment to invest in the police service to achieve the reforms needed and to give it the support and flexibility it requires to deliver a first-class service to the public.
Since 1995, police pay has been increased every September by reference to the median percentage of the manpower index of non-manual private sector workers. In 1995 the increase was 3 per cent. in 1996, 3.5 per cent. in 1997, 3.5 per cent., in 1998, 4 per cent., in 1999, 3.6 per cent., in 2000, 3 per cent. and in 2001, 3.5 per cent.
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many black and Asian officers there are in the (a) Metropolitan police, (b) Leicestershire police and (c) Derbyshire police; and at which rank. 
|Rank||Metropolitan police||Leicestershire constabulary||Derbyshire constabulary|
|Assistant chief constable(21)||2|||||
(21) Assistant chief constable includes the ranks of deputy assistant commissioner and commander in the Metropolitan police.
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Mr. Denham: The precise information requested is not collected, but the information in the table has been provided by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) using returns supplied by police forces of the number of officers undertaking particular classes of duty. The basis on which HMIC classify police service staff changed in the year 19992000 so the figures for 31 March 2000 and 31 March 2001 are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
The figures for 2000 and 2001 cover operational officers classified as undertaking foot, car or beat patrol, traffic duties, working with police dogs and mounted officers. Operational officers are any, including covert staff, whose primary role is directly to deliver the overarching aims of the police service. Operational officers will not necessarily undertake duties in uniform but the vast majority undertaking patrol functions will do so.
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