§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what rates of travel allowance236W
may be claimed by civil servants in her Department when using their vehicles for official business. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Two rates are payable depending on the circumstances of the journey involved. The public transport rate is 23p to 23.8p per mile. The standard mileage rate is 35.7p to 46p per mile up to the first 5,000 miles and 18p to 30p per mile thereafter, depending on engine size.
§ Dr. Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will list the total cost of travel expenses claimed by civil servants using their own vehicles for official business in each of the last five years in her Department; and what would have been the saving 237W in the last year if the maximum rate that could be claimed was set at the lowest rate. 
§ Mr. Squire
The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.