To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.
The Department was created in June 2001.
(a) A number of buildings across the Departments estate do offer on-site car parking for civil servants and visitors as per the tenancy and rental agreement for each site. No specific records are kept that identify the cost of providing car parking.
(b) The Department does not meet the cost of parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants. Civil servants are personally responsible for meeting the costs of any such fines.