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Scottish Distant Islands Allowance

Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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34.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will now make the Scottish Distant Islands Allowance a right of all civil servants in the Western Isles; and if he will make a statement.

A fundamental review of the scope and basis of this allowance is being undertaken by the Civil Service Department in consultation and negotiation with the Staff Side of the National Whitley Council. Pending the outcome of these negotiations it would be inappropriate to alter only one factor relating to the allowance.