§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the car allowances for members of local authorities and area health boards were last increased; and if, in view of the additional tax and rising price of petrol, he will seek to increase them.
§ Mr. William Ross
The main rates of car allowances for members of local authorities and of health boards were 409W last increased on 17th April 1974 and on 5th August 1974 respectively. Further increases for local authority members will be announced very shortly, to come into force as soon as the necessary order becomes effective. Mileage rates for health board members will also be increased shortly.