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Overseas Travel

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is her estimate of the expenditure by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on overseas travel for (i) 1980–81, (ii) 1987–88, (iii) 1990–91, (iv) 1991–92,

£ 000
1987–881990–911991–921992–931993–941994–951995–961996–971 May to 30 September 1997
Department of Social Security788,683213,231205,482202,253158,66200,154160,67279,62921,713
Information technology Services Agency38.014121,084174,27453,11956,36448,13944,7044,700
Benefits Agency102,44762,51757,346113,266172,120185,75216,258
Contributions Agency12,96031,83815,04021,356
Child Support Agency8,988NIL9,5848,0807,046
War Pensions Agency47,1983,9752,1342,899874
Non Departmental Public Bodies1,850199488
1 A breakdown of air fares and other expenditure relating to overseas travel is not available.2 Figures for the 1980–81 financial year are not available.3 Figures include the amounts paid for subsistence.4 The Department's NDPBs are funded on-Vote and, as such, their expenditure prior to 1995–96 is subsumed within DSS HQ.