Travel costs

Brian Farnet made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

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

VENUS JAMES, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Mr Farnet,

Thank you for your request of 2 April 2011 asking for the following:

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?

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I regret that I am unable to respond to Parts 1-10 of your request in its
current wording because it exceeds the cost limit set out by the Act.
Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse
requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed
the appropriate limit, which for central government is set at £600.
This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3.5 working days
in determining whether the department holds the information, locating,
retrieving and extracting the information.

If you wish you can send a revised request. It may be possible to bring
your request within the cost limit if you restrict the terms of the
request to concentrate on the information you are most interested in. For
example, you may be able to narrow down the request by:

§ Restricting to just one or two modes of transport that most interest
you for the last three financial years.

§ Restricting the request to cover just one year. 

If you would like further information regarding the cost limit and how it
is applied please refer to the Office of Public Sector Information Website
using the link below.

[1]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2004/2004324...

I am able to provide the information requested in part 11 of your
request.  I have attached the DCMS staff guidance relating to travel
and subsistence which may be of interest to you.

Kind regards,

James Venus

Freedom of Information

Ministerial Support Team

Tel: 0207 211 5000

 

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