To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many air miles were travelled by (a) the Secretary of State and (b) Ministers in his Department on short haul flights over the last year; and what estimate he has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result of these flights.
Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on
All central Government ministerial and official air travel has been offset from
In addition, offsetting the flights of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, and the Prime Minister has been backdated to
A list of Government Carbon Offsetting Fund members, their emission figures and what activities they have offset through the fund is available online at: