Departmental Expenditure

Treasury written question – answered at on 29 November 2006.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how much was spent on overseas travel for staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies other than when accompanying Ministers in each year since 2001-02;

(2) how much was spent on travel costs within the UK by staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2001-02.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

For total travel costs for the years 2001-02 to 2003-04 inclusive, I refer to the answer given by the then Financial Secretary Ruth Kelly to Dr. Cable on 19 July 2004, Hansard, column 44W. Further analysis in relation to those years could now be provided only at disproportionate cost. Figures for 2004-05 and 2005-06 are set out in the following table.

For the former HM Customs and Excise, the Royal Mint and the Office for National Statistics, travel cannot be disaggregated from travel and subsistence.

£000
Department/agency Basis of figures 2004-05 2005-06
HM Treasury UK travel 347 511
Overseas travel 1,416 1,418
Debt Management Office UK travel 12 19
Overseas travel 10 18
Office of Government Commerce UK travel 1,227 1,474
Overseas travel 26 23
OGCbuying.solutions Total travel 837 992
Valuation Office Agency UK travel 3,073 3,475
Overseas travel 4 4
Government Actuary's Department UK travel 31 50
Overseas travel 79 65

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