§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement giving further details of the Treasury plans to lend money to civil servants to purchase their travel tickets to and from work whether such loans will incur interest payments, whether they will be taxable; and whether he has any proposals to enable other workers to obtain the same or similar facilities either through the Treasury or the public transport companies.
§ Mr. Hayhoe:
Full details of the scheme, which involves advances of pay to officers who require assistance to purchase season tickets for home to office travel, are contained in paragraphs 3842 to 3850 of the Civil Service pay and conditions of service code, which is available in the Library of the House. Advances are not subject to interest but are subject to normal taxation regulations.
The extension of such schemes, which are already common in both private and public sectors, is a matter for employers.