Rank-and-file officers will give the Police Commissioner a three-week ultimatum in the row over pay for suspended officers before suing the Government, a unionist said yesterday. Tony Liu Kit-ming, chairman of the Local Inspectors' Association, said if police chief Tsang Yam-pui refused to 'clear things up' union members would take the force to court. 'We have passed a formal resolution on the matter and will send Mr Tsang our request tomorrow. If he refuses to give a reply within three weeks, then we will sue as a last resort,' he said. Members of the union had proposed to donate $100 each for legal fees to fight for the breach of contract. They planned to collect more than $1 million. Under the Police Force Ordinance, the commissioner may decide to cut the pay of officers below the rank of superintendent by up to half when they are under interdiction. Higher-ranking officers are referred to the Civil Service Bureau for a decision. Nearly all suspended officers have received full pay.