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Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 19 May (WA 362) concerning the use of taxis by the staff of the Northern Ireland Office, under what circumstances are taxis used between a residential address and a government building; and to whom in the Northern Ireland Office such arrangements are allowed.

Photo of Lord Shutt of Greetland Lord Shutt of Greetland Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

Taxis are only used by staff in the Northern Ireland Office travelling between a residential address and a government building for work-related purposes and where it is the most cost effective means of transport, or to assist staff working unsocial hours taking account of both cost and availability of public transport. The arrangements apply to all Northern Ireland Office staff where these circumstances prevail.

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