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Councillors (Travelling and Subsistence Allowances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Rules with respect to payment of travelling allowances

3.  For paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Local Government (Travelling and Subsistence Allowances to Councillors) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1973(1) there shall be substituted:—

6.(1) If a Councillor uses his private motor vehicle in preference to a public service or where a public service is not available, the rates per mile payable shall be determined by the council, or as the case may be by the joint committee, in respect of the types of vehicles specified in sub-paragraph (2), but shall not exceed such rates as the Department may determine;

(2) The types of vehicles specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) are:—

(a)a solo motor cycle of cylinder capacity not exceeding 120cc;

(b)a solo motor cycle of cylinder capacity exceeding 120cc but not exceeding 150cc;

(c)a solo motor cycle of cylinder capacity exceeding 150cc but not exceeding 500cc;

(d)a solo motor cycle exceeding 500cc cylinder capacity, a motor cycle with a sidecar, or a tri-car not exceeding 500cc cylinder capacity;

(e)a motor car of cylinder capacity not exceeding 500cc;

(f)a motor car or tri-car of cylinder capacity exceeding 500cc but not exceeding 999cc;

(g)a motor car or tri-car of cylinder capacity exceeding 999cc but not exceeding 1199cc;

(h)a motor car or tri-car of cylinder capacity exceeding 1199cc.

(3) The rates payable under sub-paragraph (1) may be increased—

(a)where other councillors are conveyed in the same vehicle on the business of the council or, as the case may be, the joint committee by an additional rate per mile determined by the council or, as the case may be, by the joint committee but not exceeding such rate as the Department may determine for the carriage of each such additional passenger;

(b)by not more than the amount of any expenditure incurred on tolls, ferries or parking fees;

(c)in the case of an absence overnight from the usual place of residence, by not more than the rate per night which the Department may from time to time determine for garaging a motor car, a tri-car, or a motor vehicle of any other type.

(4) For the purpose of this regulation a councillor’s “private vehicle” includes a vehicle belonging to a member of his family or otherwise provided for his use.

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