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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on taxis in the last 12 months. (93106)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on taxis in the most recent year for which figures are available. (95838)

The Department for Transport centre has spent £92,212.67 on taxis during the year up to 30 September 2006. In addition, DfT Rail Group has spent £10,704.

Of the Department's agencies, VOSA, GCDA, MCGA and HA do not record taxi fares separately from other travel expenses, and could provide the information only at disproportionate cost. The remaining agencies spent the following on taxi fares: DSA £91,000, VCA £2,380.90, and DVLA £53,000.