HC Deb 13 June 2000 vol 351 c584W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the new mileage payment rates for nurses working in the community. [125282]

Mr. Denham

Mileage and travelling entitlements for National Health Service staff on national contracts are determined by an agreement of the General Whitley Council. A working group of the Council which includes representatives from trades unions and employers is reviewing existing provisions with the aim of recommending new arrangements which are fair to staff, meets service needs and reflects our wider environmental policies. We are aiming to complete these negotiations shortly.