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Civil Servants (Official Journeys)

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will bring forward proposals to encourage travel by public transport by civil servants on duty journeys.

My officials are continually studying the rules on official travel by civil servants to ensure that public transport is used whenever possible. In addition to the actual cost of the travel, it is necessary to take into account the adequacy of public transport and the costs involved by way of official time and subsistence payments.