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 rail||820,827|
|Travel by car||4,374,286|
|Travel by air||718,554|
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.