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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on taxis in the last 12 months. (93120)

All official travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules contained in the Department's staff handbook.

For the period October 2005 to September 2006 my Department's expenditure on taxi travel was £23,473.41. It represents expenditure on taxis provided by the Department's contracted agent, black cabs and taxis in London and elsewhere.