HC Deb 19 July 2004 vol 424 c114W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what departmental expenditure was on(a) mobile telephones, (b) hospitality and (c) taxis in (i)1996–97 and (ii) the latest accounting period for which figures are available. [184552]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The information requested is shown in the table.

1996–97 2003–04
Mobile telephones 133 222
Taxis 2 403
Hospitality 105 109
1 This figure relates to national health service regional offices only. Mobile phone costs were not identified separately from other telecommunications expenditure in the rest of the Department.
2 Not available—taxi costs were not separately identified in 1996–97.