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Departmental Travel

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its agencies spent on first class travel in the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by staff grade of traveller. (187530)

The amount spent on first class travel by BERR, and previously by DTI in the period February 2007 to January 2008 was £1,376,675.

Travel undertaken by BERR staff is not recorded separately by grade. To obtain the requested information would entail disproportionate costs.

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management Code and the Ministerial Code, and is made in the most efficient and cost effective way.