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Departmental Aviation

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within mainland Britain by representatives of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost. (210947)

Figures supplied by the Department’s travel booking service show representatives from the Department undertook 605 individual domestic air flights in 2007-08 financial year, at a cost of £66,813. This total includes figures for officials within Government offices.

The Department’s agencies report domestic flight details as follows for the last financial year;

Agency

Number of flights

Cost (£)

Planning Inspectorate

101

66,813

Queen Elizabeth 2nd Conference Centre

0

0

Fire Service College

22

1,020.68

Ordnance Survey

1,004

115,426

Travel by Ministers and civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the “Ministerial Code” and the “Civil Service Management Code” respectively.