Dáil Éireann - Volume 343 - 14 June, 1983

Written Answers. - Travel Allowances.

665. Mr. Molloy asked the Minister for the Public Service if he will state in regard to travel allowances the rates per mile payable in a case where a motor car of 14, 18 or 24 horsepower is used by (a) a civil servant, (b) a member of a local authority and (c) a member of Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Boland): The information requested by the Deputy is as follows: Rate per mile in pence payable in the case of the following:

Member of a

Civil Servant

Local Authority

Dáil Deputy

(1)

(2)

(3)

Miles

14hp 18hp 24hp

14hp 18hp 24hp

14hp 18hp

24hp

0- 2,000

41.75

37.0

18.9

20.2

2,001- 4,000

46.07

37.0

18.9

20.2

4,001- 6,000

25.69

37.0

18.9

20.2

6,001- 8,000

24.38

37.0

18.9

20.2

8,001- 12,000

21.63

37.0

18.9

20.2

12,001- 15,000

18.84

37.0

18.9

20.2

15,000-20,000

18.84

37.0

14.9

16.0

Over 20,000

18.84

37.0

11.3

11.3

Statement:

1. The rates for civil servants are paid in respect of cars of 12hp and over. A rate of 18.84 pence is payable for all mileage travelled in excess of 12,000 miles in any mileage year. These rates are adjusted annually.

2. This rate is paid in respect of all mileage travelled irrespective of hp of car. This rate was last adjusted with effect from 1 September 1981.

3. The primary rates of 18.9 pence and 20.2 pence are paid for the first 15,000 miles travelled in any year commencing 1 January.

The secondary rates of 14.9 pence and 16 pence are paid for miles travelled between 15,000 and 20,000 in any year commencing 1 January.

The tertiary rate of 11.3 pence is paid for miles travelled over 20,000 in any year commencing 1 January irrespective of hp of car. These rates were last adjusted with effect from 1 January 1980.