HC Deb 14 November 1950 vol 480 cc1535-6
13. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for War when he anticipates the review of the rates of motor mileage allowance to Service personnel will be announced.

Mr. Strachey

The rates of motor mileage allowance for Service personnel are similar to those paid to civil servants. A review of these rates is proceeding in the Treasury.

Brigadier Clarke

Does the Minister realise that I first asked this Question in May and got much the same answer, and that, ever since, Service personnel have been running their cars at a loss?

Mr. Strachey

The category does not apply to Service personnel alone. It applies to a much wider field.

Mr. Profumo

As this Question was addressed to the Secretary of State for War, as it refers entirely to Service personnel, and as this is the third time of asking, does the right hon. Gentleman know any just cause or reason why these people should continue to help out the Minister and be out of pocket as well?

Mr. Strachey

This review will be completed. It does not apply only to the personnel for whom I am responsible.