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Travel Costs

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of travel by train by staff in her Department in 2002. [106334]

Information in respect of the year 2002 could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In 1997–98 sampling carried out in preparing the Department's Green Transport Plan indicated that about 90 per cent. of travel by staff for official business was by public transport, mostly by train. It is estimated that the cost of this rail travel was about £1.3 million.