HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1113W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many overseas visits have been made by management at the Driving Standards Agency in each year since 1997; and what the total cost of these visits is. [174182]

Mr. Jamieson

In April 2003, the Driving Standards Agency introduced an electronic system for the payment of staff travel and subsistence. This shows that during 2003–04, members of the agency's corporate management team made 28 overseas visits, at a cost of some £30,000.

Before April 2003, travel expense claims were dealt with as paper transactions and it is not possible for the agency to identify the information easily.