§ Mr. Bright
asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement on the motor mileage allowance payable to hon. Members.
§ Mr. Biffen
The rate of motor mileage allowance payable to hon. Members is automatically linked to that paid to civil servants, in accordance with the resolution of the House dated 22 July 1975. This resolution followed a recommendation made by the Top Salaries Review Body in its seventh report. The arrangements affecting motor mileage allowance in the Civil Service are currently under review following a Rayner scrutiny of delegated authority to Government Departments, carried out in 1981, and the Government have therefore asked the TSRB to consider the implications this will have for the arrangements applicable to hon. Members.