HC Deb 18 July 1969 vol 787 cc232-3W
Mr. Speed

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total car mileage allowance paid to civil servants in the Treasury during the last convenient 12-month period; to how many people was this allowance paid; and what was the average rate per mile.

Mr. Taverne

I regret that detailed information is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate expense.

The rules provide for the payment of the standard rate of mileage allowance of 9d. a mile to officers who use their own private cars for travel on official business. Where the use of a private car is not recognised by the Department as appropriate, reimbursement is limited o the public transport rate of 4d. a mile.