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NHS: Allowances

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions have taken place on introducing an interim adjustment in mileage allowances payable to NHS staff before the national review group reports. (180494)

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: NHS employers issued guidance on 10 December recommending increases to certain rates of national mileage allowances. This followed discussions between employer and staff representatives on 29 November. This is interim action, pending the outcome of the review of national health service mileage allowances being conducted by the NHS Staff Council.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the review group investigating mileage allowances payable to staff in the NHS will report. (180495)

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: The sub-group of the national health service staff council which is reviewing mileage allowances will report to the meeting of the council on 11 March.