HC Deb 20 June 1956 vol 554 cc110-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approximate cost per head for 1955 of travelling expenses of persons employed by the Treasury.

Mr. H. Brooke

The amount charged to subhead A of the Treasury Vote for travelling and subsistence in the financial year 1955–56 was about £26,500, or £20 per head for staff provided for in this subhead.

The figure of £26,500 includes some £13,800 for such items as attendance at meetings held abroad, expenses of staff taking up duty abroad, and local travelling expenses of staff stationed abroad. It also includes some £1,450 for removal expenses of staff transferred from one locality to another in this country, and some £1,500 paid to individuals who are not Treasury staff but attended conferences or training courses organised by the Treasury. Excluding these special items the cost of travel and subsistence allowances in this country of Treasury staff is £9,750, or just over £7 per head in the year.