§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the cost of employee travel on office business, broken down into(a) fuel allowances, (b) unproductive time during travel, (c) other costs related to car transport and (d) costs related to public transport, for (i) 1994–95, (ii) 1995–96, (iii) 1996–97 and (iv) 1997–98. 632W
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
[holding answer 3 March 1998]: For the core Home Office (excluding the Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies) the estimates are:
- (a) No fuel allowances are paid.
- (b) Not available, neither productive nor unproductive time during travel is measured centrally and no reliable estimate can be made.
- (c) Motor mileage allowance is paid to officials when they use their own private motor vehicles for journeys recognised by the Department as appropriate for official travel by private motor vehicle. For the years in question, the amounts paid are:
Year £ 1994–95 Disproportionate cost 1995–96 1,196,690 1996–97 1,090,207 1997–98 (year to date) 777,270
(d) Public transport costs for the years in question are: £ Year Overseas Inland Total 1994–95 638,544 Disproportionate cost 638,544 1995–96 993,768 260,448 1,254.216 1996–97 1,096,901 343,495 1,440,396 1997–981 941,404 257,333 1,198,737 1 Year to date.