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Mps' Travel

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Lord President of the Council what was the total payment made on account of Members of Parliament travel during 1989–90, analysed by (a) travel by rail, (b) travel by car and (c) travel by air, with respect to travel within their constituencies, or between London and their constituencies.

Payments made from the House of Commons Members Salaries etc. vote (class XX, vote 20) during 1989–90 in respect of travel by Members between their homes, Westminster and their constituencies and within their constituencies amounted to £5,913,667.The analysis of this cost relating to the method of travel is as follows:

Travel by rail820,827
Travel by car4,374,286
Travel by air718,554

Detailed figures in respect of Members' travel within constituencies or between London and constituencies a re not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.