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Car Mileage Allowance (Nurses And Midwives)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she next intends to revise car mileage allowances for district nurses and midwives.

Staff who were transferred from local authorities to the new health authorities in April 1974 can opt for the standard NHS allowances whenever it would be to their advantage. The General Whitley Council has increased these allowances twice in the last 10 months and is considering a further increase. The council also agreed on 20th January to increase the allowances for staff who chose to retain their former local authority conditions and have not so far elected to receive the standard NHS allowances.

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations she has received concerning the rates of mileage allowance payable to district nurses.

Representations have been made by staff organisations, health authorities and by individuals. As I said in my reply earlier today to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Jessel), the Whitley Council on 20th January agreed to increase the allowances for staff who chose to retain their former local authority conditions and have not so far elected to receive the standard National Health Service allowances.