HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc52-3W
Mr. Gardiner

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the flight number, date, time and place of departure and destination, class travelled, cost and purpose of each flight by senior civil servants in his Department in the course of their duties, including attendance at foreign conferences, symposiums and other meetings, between 1 May 1998 and the present; and what were the total costs of flights of each of the three senior civil servants whose flights cost the most between 1 May 1998 and the present. [75509]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The information is not held in the form requested. Most travel arrangements for Cabinet Office staff are made through a contractor. Between May and October 1998, senior civil servants in the Cabinet Office made 106 flights booked through the contractor at an average cost of £824.62. During this period, the three most expensive flights were £4,900.70, £4,413.60 and £3,345.90. All travel complied with the requirements of the civil service management code.