To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the cost to the public purse of each such flight was.
The Department undertook 116 domestic flights within Great Britain in 2012 to 13 at a total cost of £19,587.
This is broken down as follows:
Less than £100—46 flights at a total cost of £2,661.14
Between £100 and £249—46 flights at a total cost of £7,508.59
Between £250 and £499—22 flights at a total cost of £8,320.68
More than £500—2 flights at a total cost of £1,097.28
All flights were economy class. The Department does not hold this information centrally for its associated bodies.