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NHS: Allowances

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 346W, on NHS: allowances, which NHS job descriptions are affected by the decision to increase certain national mileage allowances on an interim basis. (186251)

[holding answer 18 February 2008]: No job descriptions are affected by the decision to increase certain national mileage allowances on an interim basis. Mileage allowances apply to all national health service employed staff who use a car in connection with their official duties of employment.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS employees received mileage allowance in the last 12 months. (186257)

[holding answer 18 February 2008]: The Department does not collect this information centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS Staff Council will come to a decision on the proposals scheduled to be presented to it on 11 March 2008 by the sub group reviewing NHS staff mileage allowances. (186636)