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Ministers' Travel Expenses

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the latest available annual cost to public funds of expenses incurred by Ministers travelling both internally and externally.

I regret that this information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Central records of expenses incurred by Ministers on official business are not collected separately from the

Numbers in 000's
Region19701971197219731974
Scotland39·141·541·643·145·0
Wales19·620·321·022·824·4
English Economic Planning Regions (as defined prior to 1st April 1974)—
Northern30·331·531·532·031·4
Yorkshire and Humberside23·023·424·024·824·6
North West42·443·643·945·846·9
East Midlands16·717·017·217·917·9
West Midlands22·923·623·524·224·1
East Anglia10·510·810·410·39·7
South East227·1229·9229·6222·5232·9
South West38·940·741·542·342·7
I regret to say that information for the beginning of 1975 is not yet available. The figures shown do not include industrial civil servants as comparable information about them could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.