Climate Change: International Cooperation
Energy and Climate Change
Michael Weir (Angus, Scottish National Party)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials accompanied the UK ministerial delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; how many such officials used each (a) mode and (b) class of travel; and what the total cost was of such travel.
Joan Ruddock (Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change; Lewisham, Deptford, Labour)
Two Ministers and 54 officials comprised the official UK delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. 45 delegates travelled by air, seven travelled by train, and four did not require any international travel.
Both Ministers and the five DECC officials accompanying them travelled business class. The other 33 DECC delegates travelled on economy tickets. The total cost of DECC's travel was roughly £19,390.
This does not include the Prime Minister and the delegation from No. 10.