Departmental Travel

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of (a) air, (b) rail, (c) taxi and (d) car travel undertaken by each Minister in his Department since June 2007.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

All travel by Ministers is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code. Since 1999, the Cabinet Office has published a list of ail overseas travel over £500 undertaken by Ministers. Information for the financial year 2008-09 was published on 16 July 2009 and can be viewed at:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/ministers/travel_gifts.aspx

Information regarding the cost of rail and taxis is not collected in the format requested and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 12 January 2010, Hansard, columns 918-19W which details the number of and cost to Departments of the provision of allocated cars and drivers by the Government Car and Despatch Agency to Ministers.

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