§ Alun Michael
The following table shows overall departmental expenditure recorded since the Department was formed in 2001. These figures exclude agency figures which are shown in the agency table. There are no figures provided for the period prior to Defra's formation as Defra was formed primarily from two predecessor Departments and as this information could only be provided incurring disproportionate cost.
£000 Year end 31 March Departmental travel 2001–02 11,192 2002–03 7,170 2003–04 7,069
The figures for 2001–02 and 2002–03 include travel expenses incurred as a result of foot and mouth disease.
All travel was in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code.1579W
The expenditure figures for related agencies of civil servants in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is as follows:
£000 Defra agencies 2001–02 4,065 2002–03 4,205 2003–04 4,951 Note: The Defra agencies include: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Central Science Laboratory, Pesticide Safety Directorate, Rural Payments Agency, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Veterinary Medicines Directorate.