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Department for Education: Travel

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Co-National Campaign Coordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last four years.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

The table below sets out the total spend by the Department for Education in each of the last four years in respect of (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel.

Spend in £

Financial Year

Taxis*

First class train tickets

Business class air travel

2016-17

110,163

52,863

21,095

2015-16

124,916

48,277

11,692

2014-15

142,741

77,930

26,793

2013-14

81,112

68,187

32,977

*figure for taxis is drawn from the department’s expenses system. There may be expenditure for taxis through other routes but the information is not readily available and could only be compiled at a disproportionate cost.

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