To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from (a) his 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 he will make a statement.
The information requested is as follows.
It is not possible to determine how much was spent on taxis in the last five years, as the expenditure is not separately identifiable within the Department's financial systems. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|National Offender Management Service—Centre|
Spend for years prior to 2005-06 could be provided only at disproportionate cost as there was a change to the financial system used within NOMS.
|Office for Criminal Justice Reform|
Spend for years prior to 2005-06 could be provided only at disproportionate cost as there was a change to the financial system used within OCJR.
All official travel by Ministers and civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code respectively. Copies of these are available in the Library of the House.