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Departmental Public Expenditure

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Labour, Wolverhampton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on taxis since May 2010.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Expenditure on taxis since May 2010, has been reduced by 26% against the comparable period last year, as follows:

Period Expenditure (£)
May 2010 to December 2010 1,049,074
May 2009 to December 2010 1,415,747
Percentage reduction 26

It should be noted that this expenditure includes, expenditure to allow access to work for staff with disabilities, to enable the DWP to meet its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.

The total expenditure set out above needs to be seen in the context of a Department with over 100,000 staff based in over 900 locations throughout Great Britain.

The Department is reviewing all expenditure with a view to driving out inefficiencies and delivering value for money for the taxpayer.

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