Taxis

Justice written question – answered on 22nd 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 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.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Government Equalities office) (also in the Ministry of Justice), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested is as follows.

Ministry of Justice HQ and Associated Offices, HM Courts Service, HM Prison Service, Tribunals Service, Office of the Public Guardian

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
£
2005-06 2006-07
Total 63,754 72,403

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
£
2005-06 2006-07
Total 11,651 13,570

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.

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