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Staff Travel

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of travel by train by staff in his Department in 2002. [106336]

The cost of travel by train by staff within my Department in 2002 was approximately £5 million. Departmental staff have a responsibility to give due consideration to cost when planning any official travel and extensive guidance is provided on how to get the best out of official travel. This guidance covers items such as method of travel, environmental impact and effective use of time.