My Department’s spend on first class rail travel is set out in the following table.
Expenditure (£) 2006-07 14,523.24 2007-08 7,431.06 2008-09 10,710.80
The majority of this expenditure is for travel between Belfast and Dublin. These figures include all first class rail travel booked through my Department’s central travel booking service. It does not include the cost of travel paid for by individual members of staff and then reclaimed from the Department. This additional information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.