Ministers would generally make use of Government cars. Travel by Ministers is undertaken in accordance with the ministerial code. The Department does not hold separate records of the travel journeys undertaken by Ministers as opposed to those undertaken by officials, to provide this information would entail disproportionate costs.
Mileage travelled during taxi journeys is not recorded and details are therefore unavailable.
Taxi spend incurred by officials (including those in DIUS) in UK and overseas travel is as follows:
£ 2004-05 342,928 2005-06 386,443 2006-07 349,075 2007-08 329,842 2008-09 411,471
Earlier spend details have not been retained and are therefore unavailable.