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Government Offices for the Regions: Expenditure

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each regional Government Office spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals in each of the last five years. (289821)

The Government office expenditure is set out as follows:

(a) Car hire

£

GO

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

North East

7,221

4,377

2,829

3,698

2,210

North West

26,825

33,580

21,534

23,038

26,522

Yorks and Humber

20,574

5,706

2,664

7,854

6,249

West Midlands

13,276

14,492

7,732

4,863

2,235

East Midlands

13,406

5,967

1,714

7,811

11,060

East

5,478

5,882

3,591

16,767

659

South East

12,268

7,043

16,717

2,223

9,672

South West

81,962

102,388

101,918

75,054

72,367

London

27

0

0

0

0

(b) Train travel

£

GO

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

North East

292,441

270,952

223,520

241,158

214,201

North West

384,048

348,295

282,440

303,769

319,727

Yorks and Humber

253,857

233,881

230,243

240,192

247,966

West Midlands

179,486

162,472

155,376

125,027

132,170

East Midlands

153,210

69,431

59,099

95,892

102,643

East

191,450

176,056

142,024

137,719

135,531

South East

113,783

96,444

82,061

73,521

70,012

South West

336,479

291,734

260,246

252,066

228,055

London

113,495

70,271

50,248

46,634

43,086

(c) Air travel

£

GO

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

North East

1,554

817

0

0

0

North West

122

2,854

21,534

533

1,313

Yorks and Humber

4,364

3,011

2,664

7,854

6,249

West Midlands

24,667

27,792

7,732

4,863

2,235

East Midlands

0

0

0

0

0

East

326

0

0

0

0

South East

20,750

9,418

6,905

8,063

3,400

South West

0

0

0

0

0

London

20,426

1,910

2,798

0

0

(d)/(e) Hotels/restaurant meals

£

GO

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

North East

122,459

104,005

95,794

103,353

91,801

North West

233,365

230,701

203,167

179,348

156,682

Yorks and Humber

115,873

133,426

127,419

98,665

146,841

West Midlands

98,397

92,209

83,664

67,322

71,168

East Midlands

152,866

237,094

174,306

143,146

147,627

East

82,050

75,453

60,867

59,022

58,085

South East

129,864

114,871

98,219

74,636

93,192

South West

273,039

317,445

291,145

266,655

249,904

London

46,631

26,931

21,535

19,986

18,465

The information is taken from the central accounting system and this does not provide a detailed break down of transport and subsistence claims made by GO staff, thus the costs of hotels and restaurant meals are not individually identified.