All travel by ministers and civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the ‘Ministerial Code’ and the ‘Civil Service Management Code’ respectively, and other expenses are claimed in accordance with the principles set out in ‘Managing Public Money’.
For the financial years 2006-07 to 2008-09 the table sets out the travel and associated expenses claimed through travel and subsistence expense forms. The use of taxis is not analysed by Ministers and officials. Information relating to prior years can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. In addition to these costs, other travel and expense costs will have been incurred through centrally managed contracts, rather than individual expense claims.
Financial year 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Ministers' travel claims 0 570 950 Officials' travel claims 72,670 73,210 103,740 Taxi 3,590 4,360 5,290
Ministers' travel claims
Officials' travel claims
Information relating to other expenses are allocated to individual policy areas and not centrally recorded against Ministers or officials. It is therefore not readily available and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.