Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is by definition a global organisation which uses travel as an essential part of its role.

The table below details the FCO's expenditure for financial years 2017/18, and 2018/19 on ministerial travel by First class rail; Second class rail; Business class air travel; Premium Economy class air travel; Economy class air travel; and a total of these five sums.

The figures represent travel booked through the Government's nominated travel agency.

Financial Year

First Class Rail Travel

Standard Class Rail Travel

First Class Air Travel

Business Class Air Travel

Premium Economy Air Travel

Economy Air Travel

Total

2017/18

£0.00

£324.40

-£2,916.27

£752,078.99

£39,535.85

£87,474.29

£876,497.26

2018/19

£230.00

£87.30

£2084.00

£827,716.94

£46,250.87

£116,323.74

£992,692.85

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