HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 cc1057-8W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the(a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant. [37502]

Ruth Kelly

In 2001, 1,057 first class rail tickets were purchased by the Treasury (43 per cent. of the total tickets purchased). The average cost of a first class journey in that year was £116. Total spending on rail tickets over the past three years is set out in the table. Information for 1998 is not available. No analysis by grade is available.

Spending (£)
1999 131,186
2000 156,524
2001 172,727

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