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Departmental Travel

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997. (298546)

The data requested before 2007 is not held centrally. Data for 2007-08 and 2008-09 is available from our central booking systems but this does not represent all the travel conducted by Ministers and officials this could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Information from our central booking systems is as follows:

Miles

Car

Rail

Air

2007-08

121,327

285,946

3,739,056

2008-09

117,304

232,713

4,487,720