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Travel

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's budget for ministerial travel for (a) the Government Car Service, (b) private hire vehicles, (c) taxis, (d) rail, (e) aviation and (f) other is for (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department has five Ministers, who travel to a range of local, regional and international events from UN meetings and International Olympic committee meetings, to 2014 Commonwealth Games planning sessions in Glasgow and meetings at regional theatres. Mindful of the need to seek economies and efficiencies, the overall budgetary allocation for fulfilling this aspect of departmental business is £126,000, down from £394,000 in 2008-09. Budgets for 2014-15 and 2015-16 have not yet been agreed.

Ministerial travel cost 2008-13
  £
2008-09 394,202
2009-10 386,851
2010-11 116,436
2011-12 66,534
2012-13 122,931

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