§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the mileage and subsistence allowances for members of area health boards and local authorities, respectively; whether he has considered the disparity that exists; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Ross
The information requested is set out in the table below. Consideration334W is currently being given to the disparity in the rates payable to various bodies:
MEMBERS OF HEALTH BOARDS Subsistence Flat Rates £ Overnight absence (24 hours)— Inner London 9.50 Elsewhere 8.65 Absences exceeding 5 but not exceeding 8 hours 0.66* Absences exceeding 8 but not exceeding 12 hours 1.45* Absences exceeding 12 hours 2.11* Mileage Rates Flat Rates p Motor car exceeding 1,750 c.c. 6.2 Motor car exceeding 1,000 c.c. but not exceeding 1,750 c.c. 5.7 Motor car exceeding 500 c.c. but not exceeding 1,000 c.c. 4.6 Motor car exceeding 245 c.c. but not exceeding 500 c.c. and motor cycles exceeding 245 c.c. 2.2 Motor vehicles exceeding 150 c.c. but not exceeding 245 c.c. 1.8 Motor vehicles not exceeding 150 c.c. 1.2
MEMBERS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES Subsistence Maximum Rates £ Overnight absence (24 hours)— Inner London 9.45 Elsewhere 8.65 Absences exceeding 4 but not exceeding 8 hours 1.35 Absences exceeding 8 but not exceeding 12 hours 2.40 Absences exceeding 12 but not exceeding 16 hours 3.40 Absences exceeding 16 hours 4.05 Mileage Rates Maximum Rates p Motor car exceeding 1,199 c.c. 7.8 Motor car exceeding 999 c.c. but not exceeding 1,199 c.c. 6.9 Motor car exceeding 500 c.c. but not exceeding 999 c.c. 6.4 Motor car not exceeding 500 c.c., all motor cycles 2.8 * These allowances are increased when member takes meal while travelling.
NOTE: +1.6p for cars exceeding 1,750 c.c. or +2.1p for cars between 1,199 and 1,750 c.c.