§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report the mileage allowance granted to civil servants in his Department and those institutions, offices and research establishments for which he is responsible, respectively, indicating variations for the different grades of seniority and type of car permitted.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
There are no variations in mileage allowances granted to civil servants in my Department based on grades of seniority. Such allowances depend solely on the engine capacity and type of vehicle used by the officer concerned. The allowances are those laid down by the Civil Service Department, which are currently as follows:
Type of Vehicle and Engine Capacity Standard rate per mile Motor cycle Motor car including 3-wheel vehicle 1.8p … 150 cc or less 150 cc or less 2.3p … 151–244 cc. 151–244 cc. 3.1p … 245–500 cc. 245–500 cc. 3.9p … 501 cc and over 7.9p … — 501–1,000 cc. 9.4p … — 1,001–1,750 cc. 10.2p … — 1,751 cc and over
Type of Vehicle and Engine Capacity Public Transport rate per mile Motor cycle Motor car including 3-wheel vehicle 1.8p … 150 cc or less 150 cc or less 2.3p … 151–245 cc. 151–245 cc. 3.1p … 246–500 cc. 246–500 cc. 3.7p … 501 cc and over All other engine capacities
These allowances are payable only when officers use their private cars on official business. Whether a particular journey attracts the standard rate of mileage allowance or the public transport rate depends upon the circumstances and the application of rules laid down by the Civil Service Department.