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Border and Immigration Agency

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by the Border and Immigration Agency and its predecessor on (a) taxi fares, (b) hotel accommodation, (c) first class rail travel, (d) domestic and international flights and (e) hospitality in each of the last five years. (205453)

The amounts spent by the UK Border Agency and its predecessors on taxi fares, hotel accommodation, rail travel, domestic and international flights and hospitality in each of the last five years is shown in the following table. Rail travel includes all classes of travel.

£

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

(a) Taxi fares

730,729

721,875

472,420

256,357

359,563

(b) Hotel accommodation

4,599,275

5,878,389

2,436,262

1,611,415

1531,452

(c) Train travel

3,208,649

4,505,231

3,145,729

2,066,521

732,135

(d) Air fares

1,688,398

1,965,205

2,405,574

1,775,290

845,104

(e) Hospitality

293,490

346,800

367,376

437,637

60,501

Total

10,520,541

13,417,500

8,827,361

6,147,220

2,528,7551

1 The financial record system in use at that time called BASS did not have a category to record hotel payments alone. This figure includes hotels and all subsistence, such as allowances for meals.