Travel: Cross Border Cooperation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd June 2022.

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Photo of Neale Hanvey Neale Hanvey Alba, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanisms his Department has in place to evaluate the (a) value for money and (b) cost of the measures implemented in relation to the management of cross-border travel following the outbreak of covid-19.

Photo of Neale Hanvey Neale Hanvey Alba, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to assess the effectiveness of the management of cross border travel following the outbreak of covid-19; and what estimate he has made of the costs of those measures in each of the financial years since they were introduced.

Photo of Neale Hanvey Neale Hanvey Alba, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) performance, (b) expenditure, (c) exposure to fraud and (d) risk management of the management of cross border travel during the covid-19 pandemic.

Photo of Neale Hanvey Neale Hanvey Alba, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the cross border travel measures taken in response to covid-19 in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Implementation of COVID-19 border health measures for international travel was undertaken through department-led programmes. The costs of implementing individual measures were considered at a departmental level and tracked through standard budget management procedures. The Department for Transport did not incur any direct programme costs in 2020-21 and 2021-22 from implementing COVID-19 border health measures.

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