Travel costs

Brian Farnet made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Under the Freedom of Information legislation, I request the following information:

1. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on all travel for Ministers, Directors and Staff?

2. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on air travel for Ministers, Directors and Staff? Additionally, how much of these amounts was Charter, 1st Class, Business Class or Standard Class split by UK vs International.

3. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on airport VIP assistance and lounges for Ministers, Directors and Staff split by UK vs International.

4. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on rail travel for Ministers, Directors and Staff? Additionally, how much of these amounts was 1st Class and how much was Standard Class.

5. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on taxi travel for Ministers, Directors and Staff?

6. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on chauffeured vehicles for Ministers and Directors?

7. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on reimbursing car mileage for Ministers, Directors and Staff?

8. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on renting vehicles for Ministers, Directors and Staff?

9. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on hotel accommodation for Ministers, Directors and Staff split by UK vs International?

10. In each of the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 how much has the Department spent on subsistence for Ministers, Directors and Staff?

11. Please can you provide a copy of the Department’s travel and subsistence policy /procedures manual

Yours faithfully,

Brian Farnet

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Mitch Smith, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your e-mail of 2 April 2010 requesting information about
the Department's expenditure on travel. This was received on 4 April
2011.

I am considering your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should expect to receive a reply by 6 May 2011.

In some circumstances a fee may be chargeable. If that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries regarding this letter, please contact me. Remember
to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Our Access to Information leaflet on our website at
[1]http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/...
explains how the Department handles formal requests for information. I
hope you will find it useful.

Yours sincerely

Mitch Smith MCIPS
Procurement Adviser
Department of Communities and Local Government
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA
Landline: 0303 44 41035
[mobile number]

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Brian,

Please see attached the reply to your recent request.

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Regards

Mitch Smith MCIPS
Procurement Adviser
Department of Communities and Local Government
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA
Landline: 0303 44 41035
[mobile number]

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