HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 cc133-4W
Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will detail the amount of travel claims at constant prices in his Department in(a) 1993–94 and (b) 1994–95 broken down by (i) public transport, (ii) car mileage allowance and (iii) bicycle allowance. [32214]

Mr. Jack

The amount spent by the Department during each of the last two years on public transport and car mileage allowance, at prices and rates current in the relevant year, is:

1993–94 £ 1994–95 £
(i) public transport 2,285,933 2,148,659
(ii) car mileage allowance 3,770,826 3,714,600

Expenditure on bicycle allowance is not recorded separately but is contained in the public transport figures, which also include some other associated travel costs.

The figure for 1993–94 include the pesticides safety and veterinary medicines directorates.

Responsibility for such matters within ADAS, the central science laboratory, the central veterinary laboratory and the pesticides safety and the veterinary medicines directorates has been delegated to the agency chief executives and I have asked them to reply to you direct.