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Ministers (Pay)

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list of expense allowances, amounts of moneys and other benefits as stated payable to Ministers and junior Ministers in addition to their ministerial salaries; and whether he will arrange for these payments to be paid on a need basis.

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 provided with an official residence—to compensate for the additional cost of living in the capital.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:

Motor Mileage Allowance
Engine capacityper mile
501–1000 c.c.10·6p
1001–1750 c.c.12·3p
1751 c.c. and over13·4p
More than 5 hours£1·20
More than 10 hours£2·55
Inner London£23·15