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Ministers Of The Crown

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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Lewis asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Offical Report details of the expenses, allowances, living away from home, hotel, travel and all other payments received by Ministers in addition to their ministerial and parliamentary salaries; and how these payments compare with those received by the three top rated and paid civil servants.

No special allowance other than the London supplement is payable to Ministers in addition to salary. The supplement, at the rate of£340 for Cabinet Ministers and£385 for other Ministers, is paid to Ministers based in London except those who are provided with an official residence. The three civil servants referred to are not paid any London weighting.Ministers staying away from home or travelling on official duty are entitled to reimbursement of expenses at the same rates as laid down for the most senior civil servants. These are as follows:—

Engine capacityper mile
501 cc-1,000 cc9·4p
1,001 cc-1,750 cc11·0p
1,751 cc and over12·0p
More than 5 hours£1·00
More than 10 hours£2·15
Inner London£18·60