§ Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what anomalies would be created by assimilating the electricity industry mileage rates and the Civil Service mileage rates.
§ Mr. Eadie
Car mileage allowances in the electricity supply industry take account of the fact that staff use their own vehicles in order to meet emergency and other operational requirements, often in circumstances and at time when other transport is not available. The mileage rates in the Civil Service reflect different circumstances.