§ 63. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allowances are paid to civil servants for using their own cars on Government service; how far these allowances are tax-free; and what are the comparable tax allowances given to private individuals using their cars on business.
§ Mr. Jay
Allowances are paid to civil servants at rates varying according to horse-power and mileage, of from 4d. to 8d. per mile for journeys for which the use of public transport would not be suitable or practicable, and at the rate of 1½d. per mile for journeys which could satisfactorily be undertaken by public; transport. These allowances are not chargeable to tax. Tax would not be charged on any similar allowances a reasonable amount paid to private employees using their cars on their employers' business.