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Departmental Rail Travel

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 350W, 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. (298175)

From information held centrally, on departmental rail travel, the information is:

Journeys paid for

Refund fees (£)

July 2006 to March 2007

12,992

6,351

April 2007 to March 2008

15,400

11,383

April 2008 to March 2009

13,109

7,199

April 2009 to September 2009

5,260

2,857

Information on the numbers of people who travelled in each year could be provided only at disproportionate cost.