HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 c12
46. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health why a visiting consultant who rents a consulting room in the vicinity of a hospital for one day each week, but is giving three days' service, is not allowed a mileage allowance on the days when he has no consulting room.

Mr. Powell

Where a doctor is dissatisfied with the way the conditions for mileage allowance are applied to him, the regional appeal machinery is available.

Mr. Pavitt

Is it not nonsense that there should be differential treatment as between one consultant and another in this respect? If a regional board turns down a claim for mileage on the plea that the consulting room has a letter box, has not this reached the height of nonsense?

Mr. Powell

The regional appeal machinery can deal with it if that is the case.