MP action over police pay row
PUBLISHED: 15:20 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:27 01 July 2010
A LABOUR MP is among a select group to meet with the Home Secretary to support police complaints over a pay dispute. Dr Howard Stoate has offered to back police officers in their claim for a fairer pay settlement. He has even signed early day motions 3
A LABOUR MP is among a select group to meet with the Home Secretary to support police complaints over a pay dispute.
Dr Howard Stoate has offered to back police officers in their claim for a fairer pay settlement.
He has even signed early day motions 331 and 512 in an effort to draw the attention of the Government to the concerns raised by officers land has written personally to the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith.
Kent MP, Dr Stoate, said: "I am highly appreciative of the work done by police officers in our community, and given the ever greater demands we place on them, I feel they should be able to expect a full and fair pay settlement.
"I hope that by meeting with the Home Secretary, my colleagues and I will be able to express the concerns felt by our officers and indeed help to resolve this dispute."
In addition to voicing these immediate concerns, Dr Stoate also raised the possibility of holding a local 'police forum' to discuss policing related matters with officers who live and work in the constituency.
The Dartford MP added: "I would welcome the opportunity to meet with officers and discuss the issues that are of concern to them and the things that they believe could improve their jobs or ability to carry out their jobs."
A date for the meeting with Ms Smith is yet to be announced but Dr Stoate's police forum is planned for January or early February depending on interest.