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Departmental Travel

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th 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 Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on first class travel by (a) air, (b) boat and (c) train since May 2010.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Since May 2010 to the end of September 2011, BIS (excluding UKTI and other Agencies) has spent the following amounts on first class travel:

Air 0
Boat 0
Train 107,330

Spend on first class travel continues to fall in line with the Department's commitment to sustainable travel and as part of our cost reduction programme. As a comparison the data on first class travel for the last three financial years set out in the following table:

2009/10 143,479
2010/11 0
2011/12(1) 0
No spend recorded
2009/10 387,949
2010/11 157,964
2011/12(1) 20,372
(1) To end September 2011.

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