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Ministerial Travel

Volume 401: debated on Friday 14 March 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much has been spent, in each year from 1 May 1997 to date, on the Lord Chancellor's personal travel arrangements on official business, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air. [96418]

The information available without disproportional cost is as follows: the table sets out departmental expenditure on all ministerial car use since 1 May 1997 (the number of Ministers in the Department increased from two to three during 1999–2000; and from three to four during 2000–01). For other travel, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Minister of State, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Alexander) on 22 January 2003, Official Report, column 334W.

1 May 1997–98*
2002–31 January 2003126
* Reliable data not available without disproportionate cost