asked the Lord President of the Council what was the total car mileage allowance paid to Members of Parliament during the last convenient 12-month period; to how many people was this allowance paid; and what was the average rate per mile.
The total amount of car allowance paid to Members of Parliament in the year ended 31st March, 1969, was £44,089 17s. 4d. Payments were made to 420 Members in respect of 2,275 claims made during this period. The rate per mile was 4½d.