§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish in theOfficial 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. Tomlinson
Rates of mileage allowance payable in the United Kingdom depend on the relevant circumstances, including the nature of the journey, the adequacy and the relative cost of public transport. Rates vary according to the engine capacity of the vehicle; seniority of the user is not a factor.
The rates at present in force are:
UNITED KINGDOM STANDARD RATE Rate per Mile Motor Car including 3-wheel vehicle 2.2p 150cc or less 2.7p 151cc-245cc 4.7p 246cc-500cc (except the Fiat 500 and Citroen Dyane 4, see below) 9.3p 501cc-1000cc including the Fiat 500 and Citroen Dyane 4 10.8p 1001cc-1750cc 11.8p 1751cc and over
PUBLIC TRANSPORT RATE (where the officer's car is used in place of public transport) Rate per Mile Motor Car including 3 wheel vehicle 2.2p 150cc or less 2.7p 151cc-245cc 3.8p 246cc-500cc (except the Fiat 500 and Citroen Dyane 4, see below) 4.9p All other engine capacities including the Fiat 500 and Citroen Dyane 4.
Similar mileage allowances are payable for duty journeys by members of the Diplomatic Service stationed overseas; the rates vary according to local costs of motoring.