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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government Departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights. (222114)

Since the Government Carbon Offset Fund was established, the Department for International Development's (DFID) air mileage incurred through departmental travel was as follows:

kilometres

2006-07

2007-08

Short haul

5,964,021

6,320,553

Long haul

72,475,244

67,851,587

Domestic

1

3,932,618

1 Domestic was not separately identified in 2006-07.