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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 pm on 26th July 1983.

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Photo of Mr John Biffen Mr John Biffen , North Shropshire 10:46 pm, 26th July 1983

It is perfectly true that the motion as amended provides for payment of the present mileage rate of 25·8p or any subsequent alteration to the higher Civil Service rate. When discussions and considerations of an appropriate rate for the House have been concluded, the matter must be resolved by the House. There can be no question of a two-tier rate as the present arrangements will apply until the House authorises a replacement.