HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc609-10W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider recognising officially the Mechanised Transport Corps and carrying the insurance of these vehicles whilst on official business, as this corps provides over 1,000 vehicles and over 2,000 personnel in Great Britain, 40 vehicles with 70 personnel in the Middle East, and are used daily by every Government Department, the Home Guard, regional commissioners, Scotland Yard, etc., the drivers receiving no salary nor hire payment for the use of their vehicles, but only getting a mileage allowance, which is insufficient to cover the cost of petrol, oil, maintenance of motorcar expenses, and insurance?

Captain Crookshank

I have no reason to suppose that the mileage allowance which takes account of overhead expenses including insurance, is inadequate. I do not think that any question of official recognition arises.