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Departmental Travel

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred in providing transport for Ministers between Parliament and departmental premises in each of the last five years. (251877)

The Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) are responsible for providing ministerial transport in line with the ministerial code. The GCDA service is provided at a standard monthly charge during working hours and no additional cost would usually be incurred for transporting Ministers between Parliament and departmental premises.

Information on the expenditure incurred for ministerial transport by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for each of the last five financial years were given in a written answer by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 30 June 2008, Official Report, columns 578-80W, and in a written ministerial statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 116-18WS.