HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 cc62-3W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is her estimate of the total cost for herself and other departmental Ministers for each year Since 1991–92, including the current year of (a) overseas travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers and their advisers, (b) car and chauffeuring costs of Ministers, (c) ministerial security costs and (d) domestic travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers. [6392]

Mr. Sproat

While all the information requested is not available, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, the available information is as follows:

1993–94 £ 1994–95 £ 11995–96 £
Overseas travel and subsistence 14,967 46,092 15,361
Government car services 192,693 190,165 120,675
UK travel and subsistence 10,648 24,868 14,882
1To date.

There are no comparable figures for earlier years as the Department's payment system was not in place until 1993, following the establishment of the Department of National Heritage in 1992.

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