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Departments: Official Visits

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on visits and related activities undertaken by his Department’s (a) Ministers and (b) officials, including departmentally sponsored agencies, in each of the last three years. (134626)

The information in the format requested would be available only at disproportionate costs. However the following table shows the total expenditure for each of the last three years for both Ministers and officials on travel and subsistence.

Total (£000)

2004-05

10,064

2005-06

11,010

2006-07

10,331

The totals shown cover the Core DTI, the Insolvency Service, Companies House, the National Weights and Measurement Laboratories and the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Travel and subsistence payments include: rail and air fares, taxis, mileage allowances, hotel costs and subsistence payments.