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Departmental Rail Travel

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement. (298177)

The number of journeys paid for and number of people who travelled are shown in the following table.

Single journey equivalents

Number of staff who travelled

2006-07

414

76

2007-08

239

55

2008-08

288

78

My Department receives refunds for unused rail ravel so there was no nugatory expense incurred.