Police will present their case for a review of junior officers' pay and conditions following yesterday's decision by the Civil Service Bureau to consider the matter. Representatives of the Junior Police Officers' Association and police force management yesterday met Secretary for Civil Service Lam Woon-kwong, who earlier had rejected the pay review call. It was agreed the force management would produce a report on junior officers' pay and conditions over the next few weeks. The report would have to justify the need for a review. Chairman of the officers' association Cheung Shu-tsang said Mr Lam also had agreed to prepare a timetable for follow-up action after receiving the report. 'We are satisfied with the move as it shows the bureau's sincerity in handling the matter,' Mr Cheung said. Force management supports the junior officers who started their fight three years ago. A source said the work of junior police officers had changed since the last pay review in 1992. 'Our report would look at how their workload and level of responsibilities have changed over the years,' the source said. The junior officers said their salary was 'insultingly low' compared to hawker control officers who earned at least $8,000 more a month at a comparable rank. The starting salary for a station sergeant was $25,480. They said their responsibilities and workload were much heavier than hawker control officers. Yesterday's meeting was arranged after Chris Patten last month rejected a review by an independent committee. He said he would ask Mr Lam and Police Commissioner Eddie Hui Ki-on to follow up the matter and if necessary refer the case to the SAR Government. Officers were angry Mr Patten did not give a clear directive when he said he would leave the issue for the future administration.