Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on travel for departmental officials in each of the last five years.

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

The total amounts spent on travel and subsistence, for departmental officials, in each of the last five years, are set out in the table. Due to the conventions used in the Department's accounting system it is not possible to identify the travel element separately from accommodation and subsistence costs.

  Value (£)
2008 to 09 380,209
2009 to 10 260,269
2010 to 11 110,631
2011 to 12 338,227
2012 to 13 451,313

These figures include all official travel costs for the Government Olympic Executive, during preparations for and delivery of London 2012. Figures for 2012 to 13 and 2011 to 12 include functions transferred from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills from 2011 to 12 and functions of the Government Equalities Office transferred to DCMS in 2012 to 13, but data for earlier years is not available for either of these areas. The effect of these machinery of government changes was to increase costs by £125,096 in 2011 to 12 and £152,566 in 2012 to 13.

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