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Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

Departmental Rail Travel

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on first class rail travel for officials in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 19 October 2009, Vol. 497, c. 1261W.]

Letter of correction from Phil Hope:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) on 12 October 2009. Unfortunately the final figure for 2008-09 was incorrect.

The correct answer should have been: (293333)

The Department has spent the following on first-class travel.








It should be noted that the above figures represent travel booked through the central booking system which constitutes the vast majority of how travel is booked and paid for.