Orders of the Day — Members' Expenses

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th July 1968.

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Resolved,That any claim for the reimbursement to a Member of this House of the cost of travel between airport and air station in a coach provided for persons using such services, or for the payment to such Member of an allowance of 4½d. a mile for a journey by road, as provided in the Resolutions of the House of 11th March, 1953, and 18th May, 1961, as modified by the Resolution of 18th December, 1964, shall be submitted within a period of three months after the journey has been completed, unless extenuating circumstances can be shown.—[Mr. Peart.]

Resolved,That, in the opinion of this House, the facilities available to a Member for free travel on parliamentary duties between London, Home and Constituency by any public railway, sea or air service should be extended to cover travel by chartered air services and by private aeroplane, provided that the cost to public funds is no greater than the cost of travel by public transport.—[Mr. Peart.]