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Travel Allowances

Volume 264: debated on Wednesday 18 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of States for Social Security if he will list the total cost of travel expenses claimed by civil servants using their own vehicles for official business in each of the last five years in his Department; and what would have been the saving in the last year if the maximum rate that could be claimed was set at the lowest rate. [36620]

The information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what rates of travel allowance may be claimed by civil servants in his Department when using their own vehicles for official business. [36619]

The information is in the table.

DSS mileage allowances

Part 1—Standard rate mileage allowances
Engine capacity (cc)Up to 1500Over 1500
(1) Motor cars
Rate per mile for the first 5,000 miles34p43p
Rate for each mile beyond 5,000 miles19p23p
Engine capacity (cc)Up to 125Over 125
(2) Motor cycles
Rate per mile for the first 4,000 miles
(a) third party insurance14.6p22.1p
(b) comprehensive insurance16.2p25.3p
Rate for each mile beyond 4,000 miles6.1p9.0p
(3) Official passenger and equipment supplements
First passenger2p per mile
Each additional passenger1p per mile
Equipment2p per mile

  • (1) Motor cars
    • Up to 1500cc: 19p per mile
    • Over 1500 cc: 23p per mile
  • (2) Official passenger supplement
    • First passenger: 2p per mile
    • Each additional passenger: 1p per mile


    • 6p per mile