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Taxis

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on taxis by her Department in each year since 1997. (200278)

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

The Home Office spend on taxis for financial years 1997-98 to 2007-08 is set out in the following table.

£ million

1997-98

0.03

1998-99

0.04

1999-2000

0.05

2000-01

0.09

2001-02

0.24

2002-03

0.36

2003-04

0.43

2004-05

0.65

2005-06

0.81

2006-07

0.96

2007-08

0.90

The aforementioned figures include expenditure by the core Home Office, the UK Border Agency, the National Offender Management Service and the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (the latter two transferred to the Ministry of Justice in 2007).