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Travel Costs

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of travel by train by staff in his Department in 2002. [106348]

My Department came into existence on 29 May 2002 following Machinery of Government changes.Staff in the Department for Transport must use the most efficient and economic means of travel commensurate with meeting operational needs. They are encouraged to use public transport wherever practicable rather than the use of cars in accordance with the Governments policy on "Green Transport". The estimated cost of travel by train for the period 1 June 2002 to 31 March 2003 was £783,000.