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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 (a) first class and (b) other travel by Eurostar in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (187669)

The amount spent on travel by Eurostar by BERR, and previously by DTI in the last 12 months was:

February 2007 to January 2008—£528,329

The proportion of this expenditure on first class travel was 77 per cent. (£407, 276).

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management Code and the Ministerial Code.