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Departmental Travel

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on travel (a) within and (b) outside the UK for officials in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of his Department's overall expenditure was spent on such travel in each such year. (181632)

The information requested can be provided only at a disproportionate cost for the years 1999 to 2003-04.

2004-05

Travel within UK totalled £81,599.75

Travel outside UK totalled £18,238.

This accounts for 3 per cent. of the total expenditure for that year.

2005-06

Travel within UK totalled £123,754.69.

Travel outside UK totalled £546.

This accounts for 3 per cent. of the total expenditure for that year.

2006-07

Travel within UK totalled £79,435.23.

Travel outside UK totalled £8,416.

This accounts for 2 per cent. of the total expenditure for that year.