HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c133W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list for each agency and the central Department for which she is responsible(a) the total amount of removal costs and associated expenses reimbursed to officials who were required to relocate as part of their employment, (b) the amount of each of the highest three claims that were concluded and settled and (c) the average amount of each claim in each of the last three years. [19659]

Mr. Sackville

The total cost of relocating Department of Health staff, including agencies, in each year since 1992–93 was £9.4 million, as shown in the table.

Information on the highest three claims and the average amount of each claim in each of the last three years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Summary of Department of Health employees' removal costs
Year £ million
1992–93 5.8
1993–94 3.0
1994–95 0.6
Total 9.4

Source:Departmental Accounts.


  1. 1. Costs include—Preliminary visits;
  2. 2. Subsistence connected with removals;
  3. 3. Removal costs;
  4. 4. Estate Agent fees;
  5. 5. Legal and survey fees;
  6. 6. Miscellaneous relocation expenses;
  7. 7. Bridging finance expenses;
  8. 8. Services of relocation companies.