§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what rates of travel allowance may be claimed by civil servants in her Department when using their own vehicles for official business. 
§ Mr. Sproat
Mileage allowance rates in the Department of National Heritage with effect from 1 October 1995 are as follows:
Car Standard Rate Up to 1500cc 1501–2000cc Over 2000cc Up to 4,000 miles 34p 43p 47p Over 4,000 miles 19p 23p 31p Public Transport Rate 23p — — Passenger supplement First passenger 2p per mile — Others 1p per mile — Equipment supplement 3p per mile —
Motor Cycles Up to 125cc Over 125cc Up to 4,000 miles Third party insurance 14.6p 22.1p Comprehensive insurance 16.2p 25.3p Over 4,000 miles 6.1p 9.0p Bicycles Mileage allowance 6p —
§ Dr. Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list the total cost of travel expenses claimed by civil servants using their own vehicles for official business in each of the last five years in her Department; and what would have been the saving in the last year if the maximum rate that could be claimed was set at the lowest rate. 
§ Mr. Sproat
My Department was created only in April 1992.
The available figures for standard rate motor mileage claims in my Department are as follows
- 1993–94: £82,273
- 1994–95: £75,210.28
For the period 13 April 1992 to 31 March 1993 the information is not available in the format requested.
The saving in the last year if the maximum rate that could be claimed was set at the lowest rate—until 1 October 1995—of 35.7p per mile would be £1,985.36.