June 6, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Mr. Sinclair: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Standard mileage rates
Nine cents per mile, in cases where convenient railway or motor bus transportation is not available; three cents per mile, in cases where convenient railway or motor bus transportation is available.
Note: The above are maximum rates.
Departments may pay less if they deem it advisable.
Removal mileage rates
Five cents per mile, irrespective of the number of people transported, when an officer is moved from one location to another.
Northern allowances-mileage rates
Five cents per mile, when travelling to and from place of employment on assignment, or, under certain conditions, when going on leave, but not exceeding the amount that would be payable for transportation expenses if the employee and his dependents, if any, travelled by the shortest practicable route that would accomplish the journey at the lowest cost.
Special rates
Soldier settlement and V.L.A.
Eight cents per mile for the first 7,000 miles in each fiscal year; seven cents per mile for the next 7,000 miles in each fiscal year, except in the province of Ontario, where the rate shall be six cents per mile; five cents per mile for all mileage in excess of 14,000 miles in each fiscal year, except in the province of Ontario, where the rate shall be four cents per mile.
Trade and commerce-standards division
$4 per day, or proportion thereof-for systematic inspection work within one centre of population when carrying regular inspection kit and the necessary number of iron test weights.
$6 per day, or proportion thereof, or at the rate of nine cents per mile for actual daily mileage, whichever is the greater-for country itinerary inspection work when carrying regular inspection kit and the necessary number of iron test weights.
$6 per day, or proportion thereof, or at the rate of ten cents per mile for actual daily mileage, whichever is the greater-for systematic inspection work when hauling a two-wheel portable petroleum test tank.
Fifty cents per hour, not exceeding $4 per day, provided that when one or more inspections or calls are made the minimum daily payment shall be seventy-five cents-for incidental use of cars, which is neither systematic nor country inspection work.
Extra payment may be allowed at the rate of seventy-five cents per hour, or nine cents per mile, for overtime driving when such driving results in the elimination of hotel expenses.

Questions
2. Yes, except for special rates herein referred to, for soldier settlement and the standards division of trade and commerce.
3. The standard rate was increased April 1, 1948, from 7 cents per mile for first 2,500 miles, 9 cents per mile for next 2,500 miles, 8 cents per mile for over 5,000 miles, to a straight nine cents per mile.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-MOTOR CAR ALLOWANCE
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