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Prison Boards Of Visitors

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the uprating of car mileage allowances payable to members of prison boards of visitors to the same level as that payable to prison staff and members of other prison committees.

The co-ordinating committee made representations to the prison department in May 1988 to request that rates for boards of visitors travelling, subsistence and loss of earnings should be linked to the civil service rates rather than those applicable to justices of the peace.