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Departmental Travel

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department and its agencies spent on travel in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (287883)

[holding answer 20 July 2009]: The travel and subsistence costs incurred by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agency body, the Royal Parks Agency in the 12-month period June 2008 to the end of May 2009 are as follows:

£

DCMS

444,677

Royal Parks Agency

28,403

In addition, the Department also makes use of the Government Car Service for general ministerial duties, details of which were published in a written ministerial statement on 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 80WS.

Neither DCMS or RPA are able to separate travel costs from subsistence costs without incurring disproportionate costs.