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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 268: debated on Wednesday 20 December 1995

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the total cost for himself and other departmental Ministers for each since 1991–92, including the current year of (a) overseas travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers and their advisers, (b) car and chauffeuring costs of ministers, (c) ministerial security costs and (d) domestic travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers. [6396]

Expenditure for the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other departmental Ministers is shown in the table:

Overseas travel and accommodation £Cars and chauffeuring £Domestic travel and accommodation £
1 The cost of chauffeur-driven cars was centrally accounted for and the costs for the Ministers' cars are indistinguishable from other officials' cars.
2 To end November.
Departmental spending on ministerial security

(c) forms an indistinguishable part of the Department's overall security budget.