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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 6 June (WA 52) concerning a taxi journey from home to work by a member of the staff of the Northern Ireland Office on 13 May, when was the expense authorised; by whom; and why.

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)

The expense for the taxi journey was authorised on 12 May 2011 by the appropriate line manager. Authorisation was given to accommodate a member of staff working unsocial hours taking account of both cost and the availability of public transport.

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