HC Deb 04 December 1981 vol 14 c264W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current motor mileage allowance for the Territorial Army; what changes there have been to the allowance in the last 12 months; and what the allowance was before such changes.

Mr. Wiggin

There are two rates of motor mileage allowance applicable to the Territorial Army. Both of them are the same as those for members of the Regular Army. The official duty rate is 16.2p a mile for vehicles in the range 501 to 1000cc and 19.1p a mile for vehicles over 1001cc. These rates have applied for more than the last 12 months, but a single rate of 22.3p a mile is expected to be agreed shortly.

The public transport rate has risen six times during the past 12 months in accordance with the following table:

Pence per mile
Prior to 1 December 1980 8.2
With effect from 1 December 1980 8.4
With effect from 1 Jan 1981 8.5
With effect from 1 Feb 1981 8.9
With effect from 1 May 1981 9.1
With effect from 1 June 1981 9.2
With effect from 1 October 1981 9.3