§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if there is any scheme recommended by his Department to county councils and district councils to cover travelling expenses on local authority business by council employees in their own cars; if he will supply details; if he will indicate which authorities in England follow these guidelines; if there are none, if he will consider making recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. King
I understand that most local authorities follow the scheme of car allowances negotiated in the National Joint Council for APT&C services. As the Government have no direct responsibility for local government conditions of service and play no part in the relevant negotiations, my Department has not recommended any scheme, nor do I have any plans for it to do so.