§ Mr. Critchley
asked the Minister for the Civil Service, in view of the fact that local government officers are paid 18.2p per mile for cars over 1,750cc used on official business, what plans he has to increase the expenses paid to the majority of civil servants and to hon. Members who currently receive 13.4p per mile.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The standard allowances paid to civil servants and Members of Parliament who use private vehicles for official purposes are reviewed not less than once a year. They are based on the Automobile Association's latest schedule of costs. Any change in the rates of allowance following the next annual review is expected to operate from July 1978. There are no comparable nationally agreed rates of allowance for local authority officers using vehicles of over 1750cc.