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Departmental Travel

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies spent on first class travel in the last 12 months. (320401)

The following tables show the expenditure for first class air and rail travel for (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade, for core DEFRA and the agencies that use the Corporate Travel Framework contract, for the 12-month period of February 2009 to January 2010.

To identify spend by those agencies that do not use the Corporate Travel Framework or where it has been incurred outside these arrangements can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

(a) Ministers travel—February 2009 to January 2010

Expenditure (£)

Core DEFRA

14,850.64

(b) Staff travel—February 2009 to January 2010

Grade

Expenditure (£)

Animal Health Agency

5

535.14

6

2,162.26

7

3,474.50

AO

9,019.78

EO

1,261.14

HEO

803.22

SCS

2,096.14

SEO

1,188.11

Animal Health Agency total

20,540.29

Core DEFRA

5

36,832.46

6

88,169.88

7

257,929.78

AA

885.00

AO

6,375.38

EO

13,683.44

HEO

132,837.21

SCS

130,380.13

SEO

105,905.87

Core DEFRA total

757,281.32

Rural Payments Agency

5

4,281.12

6

73,242.89

7

123,106.59

AO

17,508.27

CX

79.00

EO

17,993.47

G6

3,343.88

G7

15,884.63

GR7

515.32

GRA

4,310.98

HEO

70,184.61

HMI

92.52

SCS

30,490.98

SEN

106.35

SEO

133,752.07

SHM

2,143.08

TEA

1,020.64

Rural Payments Agency total

498,056.40

Government Decontamination Service

5

38.82

6

801.10

7

1,439.68

AO

61.00

HEO

155.14

SEO

53.52

Government Decontamination Service total

2,365.76

Marine and Fisheries Agency

5

378.00

6

3,045.10

7

4,428.54

AO

854.64

EO

65.32

HEO

2,070.80

SCS

1,412.47

SEO

2,996.07

Marine and Fisheries Agency total

15,250.94

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Studies

7

1,363.65

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Studies total

1,363.65