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Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in the light of representations on the working party report on dogs, he will indicate his intention with regard to his statutory power to vary the dog licence fee.

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply given to the hon. Member for Wells (Mr. Boscawen) on

Public Transport Rate4·9p per mile5·4p per mile
Effective date1st April 19771st February 1977
Standard Rate:
501–1,000cc9·4p per mile9·4p per mile
1,001–1,750cc11·0p per mile11·0p per mile
Over 1,750cc12.0p per mile12.0p per mile
Effective date1st December 19761st December 1976
The public transport rate is based on the cost of using public transport, while the standard rate is based on the actual cost, including fixed costs such as depreciation, incurred in using a private car on official business. Approval for the higher rate is given only where the use of a private car can be shown to be cost-effective or is considered essential to the efficient conduct of public business.
The public transport rate is slightly lower for service personnel than for civil servants because of the discount we receive from British Rail on Service men's fares.