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Departmental Travel

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade in (i) his Department and (ii) its agency spent on first class travel in the last 12 months. (320397)

All travel by Ministers and staff is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.

The Department’s system does not analyse total travel expenditure by grade of staff or class of travel. To obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost.

The only information on first class travel which is available and which is for travel pre-booked through the Department’s contracted travel agents only, is set out in the following table.

£

Financial year

Ministers

Staff

2009-101

8,490

24,410

2008-092

7,340

46,030

1 To January 2010.

2 Full year costs.