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Car Mileage Allowances For Members' Spouses

Volume 980: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1980

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Resolved,

That, in the opinion of this House—

(a) provision should be made for the payment of a car mileage allowance in respect of any journey by a spouse of a Member of this House begun after the date of this Resolution for which, under the Resolutions of this House of 7 April 1971 and 22 July 1975, facilities for free travel would be available to him or her if the journey were made by rail, sea or air.;

5 That, in the opinion of this House, the grant payable to persons who, on a dissolution, cease to be Members of this House in the circumstances specified in paragraph (9) of the second Resolution of this House of 20th December 1971 should be related, in the manner shown by the Table below, to age and length of service as a Member of this House at the time of the dissolution, the percentages shown being percentages of the yearly salary at the highest rate payable to Members immediately before the dissolution.

TABLE
PERCENTAGES OF YEARLY SALARY

Length of service (completed years)

10

Age

under

101112131415 or over
10
under 5025252525252525
5025252627282930
51252627½293132½34
155225272931½33½3638
5325283133½36½3942
54252932½363942½46
55–6425303438424650
6525252831343740
206625252729313335
or over

—[ Mr. St. John-Stevas.]

Amendment proposed, leave out lines 7 to 21 and insert—

'TABLE
PERCENTAGES OF YEARLY SALARY

Length of service (completed years)

Age

under

101112131415 or over
10
under 5050505050505050
5050505254565860
5150525558626568
5250545863677276
5350566267737884
5450586572788592
55 to 64506068768492100
6550505662687480
6650505458626670
and over'

—[ Mr. Ashton.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

Division No. 214]

AYES

[10.12 pm

Alexander, RichardBennett, Andrew (Stockport N)Bright, Graham
Alton, DavidBest, KeithBrown, Hugh D. (Provan)
Armstrong, Rt Hon ErnestBidwell, SydneyBrown, Ronald W. (Hackney S)
Ashton, JoeBlackburn, JohnBuchan, Norman
Atkinson, Norman (H'goy, Tott'ham)Booth, Rt Hon AlbertCallaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)
Baker, Kenneth (St. Marylebone)Boothroyd, Miss BettyCampbell-Savours, Dale
Barnett, Guy (Greenwich)Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West)Carlisle, John (Luton West)
Beith. A. J.Bray, Dr JeremyCarter-Jones, Lewis

( b) any journey in respect of which the allowance is paid should count against the number of journeys for which facilities for free travel may be provided; and

( c) the rate of the allowance should be that for the time being applicable to Members travelling on parliamentary duties.—[ Mr. St. John-Stevas]