Travel Costs

Treasury written question – answered at on 19 July 2004.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the travel costs were of civil servants in (a) his Department and (b) its related agencies in each year since 1997.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

The figures are presented in the following table. All travel is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Ministerial Code.

£000
Departments/Agencies 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
HM Treasury(24) 1,069 1,455 1,619 1,718 1,340 1,839 1,944
Debt Management Office1, 2 9 26 9 17 25 36
Office of Government Commerce(26) 1,110 1,106 1,047 1,171
OGCBuying. Solutions(27) 413 494 644
Valuation Office Agency(24) 3,700 3,320 3,580 3,530 3,300 3,550 3,750
HM Customs and Excise(28) 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 4,005 5,002 6,200
Inland Revenue(24) 14,509 17,506 26,489 28,077 31,941 35,230 37,335
Royal Mint(24) 456 380 455 503 490 466 536
National Savings and Investments 805 755 191 259 295 311 273
Office of National Statistics 1,671 1,784 2,425 2,661 2,550 2,846 3,314
Government Actuary's Department 80 71 95 89 88 97 92

(24) Figures include subsistence, as travel could only be disaggregated at disproportionate cost.

(25) The DMO did not exist as a separate body prior to 1998–99.

(26) OGC have provided figures from their date of inception—2000.

(27) OGCBuying.Solutions have provided figures from their date of inception—2001.

(28) Figures between 1997–2000 show approximate spend on Rail, Air and Ferry prior to external Contract. Other figures reflect spend on Contract, as off-Contract spend or business mileage could be disaggregated only at disproportionate cost.

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