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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 58W, on departmental air travel, whether figures for 2007-08 have now been calculated. (242014)

The air travel figures for the Department for 2007-08, and which are due to be paid imminently to the ‘GCO2F Government Carbon Offsetting Fund’, are provided in the following table.

All departmental official travel is undertaken in accordance with civil service management code.

April 2007 to March 2008

KMs travelled

Miles travelled

tCO2e (CO2 emissions)

Offsetting cost1(£)

Domestic air travel

12,599,850.34

7,825,994

2169.95

21,504.17

Short-haul air travel

1,047,032.91

650,331

297.64

2,949.63

Long-haul air travel

1,397,087.16

867,756

321.62

3,187.26

Total

15,043,970.41

9,344,081.00

2789.21

27,641.06

1 To be paid by DWP to GCO2F.