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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Mr. Duddridge) of 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 257W, on departmental air travel, if he will place in the Library the figures for 2007-08. (241712)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department’s air travel for 2007-08 is set out in the following table:

km

Domestic air travel

4,985,381

Short-haul air travel

2,601,782

Long-haul air travel

6,369,225

Total

13,956,388

These data cover some business areas that are now part of the Ministry of Justice.

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

The Home Office participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which is co-ordinated by DEFRA. This ensures the Department offsets carbon dioxide emissions from its official air travel.