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Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on visits by its staff to Brussels in 2007-08; and how many such visits were made by (a) air and (b) rail. (241256)

All travel by civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Civil Service Management Code and departmental staff handbooks.

The Department’s accounting system does not separate expenditure on travel, by destination. An answer could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.