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Departments: Travel

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles were travelled by his Department’s (a) Ministers and (b) officials on Government business by (i) air, (ii) rail and (iii) road in 2006. (124519)

It is not currently possible to separate ministerial mileage from that incurred by officials. The figures for Ministers and officials for the financial year 2005-06 are as follows: air travel 5,641,508 miles, rail travel 3,328,585 miles, road travel 3,786,021 miles. This excludes DSA, DVLA, GCDA, HA, VGA and VOSA, who do not hold the information in the format requested.

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code, Travel by Ministers and the Civil Service Management Code.