HC Deb 19 July 1979 vol 970 c798W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what account he has taken of the need to up-date the car mileage allowance for members of local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Younger

The maximum car mileage allowance is normally updated annually. The last review took effect in January this year. Although I appreciate that there have been substantial increases in petrol costs since then, these are by no means the only factor in running costs, and I do not yet think it appropriate to advance the next review.