Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk Shadow Minister (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from (a) her Department and (b) its Executive agencies in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2004-05, (iv) 2003-04 and (v) 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Total amounts claimed in taxi expenses by officials in this Department and its direct predecessors are as follows:

Core d epartment Government offices
2002-03 115,226
2003-04 146,071 10,606
2004-05 158,506 43,318
2005-06 149,382 47,140
2006-07 121,564 41,427
2007-08 109,444 40,657

Figures for the Government offices in 2002-03 are not available and for 2003-04 are for part of the year only. Figures for taxi expenditure incurred by the Department's Executive agencies are not available centrally.

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