§ Norman Baker
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent in 2002 on providing taxis for staff. 
§ Ruth Kelly
[holding answer 28 March 2003]The Treasury meets the cost of taxis necessarily used by its staff for official business. When a member of staff is required to work until after 9pm, it will also meet the cost of a taxi home. In 2002, total expenditure on the Department's taxi and courier contract was £111,000. Of this, some £3,500 was in respect of taxis home.