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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge), of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 298-99W, on departmental air travel, if she will place in the Library the finalised figures for 2007-08. (241533)

A copy of Communities and Local Government's 2007-08 air mileage data used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund will be placed in the Library and is as follows:

Category

Distance (km)

Domestic air travel

158,774

Short-haul air travel

478,261

Long-haul air travel

315,288

Total

952,323

Note: These data do not include travel undertaken by the Department's Executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies or the regional Government offices.

All official travel is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the ‘Civil Service Management Code’.