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Departmental Travel

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2008, Official Report, column 1186W, on departmental travel, what his Department's expenditure on travel and subsistence was in financial year 2006-07. (191351)

The spend on travel and subsistence in 2006-07 was as follows:

£

Former DCA - staff

4,028,810

Former DCA - judicial

381,443

HMCS - staff

8,765,601

HMCS - judicial

3,449,142

Tribunals - staff

3,420,951

Tribunals - judicial

7,325,767

OPG

26,918

OCJR

682,500

NOMS - staff

3,221,798

NOMS - programme

2,444,486

Custodial Property - staff

177,925

HMPS

19,048,191

Total

52,973,532

The Department has published rules for official travel in its staff handbook, and all travel is undertaken in accordance with the guidelines set out in the "Civil Service Management Code".

All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the "Ministerial Code" and "Travel by Ministers", copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.