HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 cc112-3W
109. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table of the grants and grants in aid withdrawn from outside bodies during the years 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, and 1964–65.

Mr. Green

Yes. The list is as follows:

have suffered a financial loss after the recent 3 per cent. pay award because they are no longer eligible for a daily travel allowance; and whether he will amend the present regulations regarding the payment of a daily travel allowance to make sure that non-industrial servants are not worse off as the result of a wage increase.

Mr. Green

Non-industrial civil servants (including retired officer grades) whose salary exceeds £1,200 a year are not eligible to participate in assisted travel schemes. Such schemes were introduced as a war-time measure to meet special recruitment, housing and transport difficulties; some still exist at certain out-station establishments although, since the war, these difficulties have lessened considerably and there is correspondingly less justification for helping employees to meet the normal travelling expenses between home and work. The schemes were designed primarily for industrial staff. The answer to the second part of the Question is no.