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Departmental Travel

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on (a) ministerial cars and drivers, (b) taxis, (c) train travel, (d) the use of helicopters, (e) airline tickets and (f) chartered aeroplanes since its establishment. (289067)

DECC has spent the following since its inception: (a) ministerial cars and drivers £166,305; (b) taxis for the whole Department £202,249; (c) train travel for the whole Department £557,637; and (e) air fares for the whole Department £1,179,390. The Department is not able to separately identify the use of helicopters or chartered aircraft except at disproportionate cost.