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Departmental Travel

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on first class train tickets in the last 12 months. (171260)

The Department's total spend on first class train tickets in the last 12 months has been as follows:

Amount (£)

June 2006


May 2006


April 2006


July 2006 to March 2007




These figures consist of rail travel booked via the Department's contracted agent. There are some exceptional cases where travel is booked outside of the contract but these cannot be identified separately without incurring disproportionate costs.

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