Departmental Aviation

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

From information held centrally and for the period April 2007 to March 2008 inclusive the information requested is as follows:

Body Expenditure (£) Number of tickets
CEFAS 1,196 14
Core-DEFRA 64,817 715
GDS 205 2
MFA 11,147 103
Animal Health 15,009 186
Rural Payments Agency 267,405 2,573

Expenditure on travel is undertaken in accordance with departmental travel policy.

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