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Departmental Travel

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on first class travel by (a) air, (b) boat and (c) train since May 2010.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The following table details the Department’s expenditure on first class travel from the last financial year and the current financial year:

  Financial year
1st Class Travel 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (1)
Boat 0 0 0
Air 945 0 0
Train 199,516 28.479 12,178
(1) To 14 September 2011

These figures are taken from management information supplied by the Department’s travel management company.

These figures show how this Government are making significant savings in the running of the Department compared to the waste and excess that was a hallmark of the last administration.

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