§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has of cases of fare reimbursements or issue of travel warrants arising from arrangements in contracts of service and trades union agreements and of such cases involving railway and bus employees, certain company directors, certain civil servants and certain Coal Board employees; and why in the case of the Mitzsubishi employees it was contrary to the current pay policy for fare reimbursements to be paid.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I do not have comprehensive information about fare reimbursement and travel arrangements although my Department has given advice on these matters in many individual cases. The proposal for Mitzsubishi employees was contrary to the pay guide-548W lines because these specifically provide that there should be no improvement in non-wage benefits outside the pay limit, except for any relating to job security or improvements in pension schemes up to the minimum requirements for contracting out under the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.