§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was to his Department for(a) ministerial cars and drivers, (b) taxis, (c) train travel, (d) the use of helicopters, (e) airline tickets and (f) chartered aeroplanes in each year since 1997. 
§ John Healey
Information relating to the cost of ministerial cars and drivers and of planes chartered for ministerial travel is the responsibility of the Cabinet Office.
For expenditure by the Treasury on taxis up to 2000–01 I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given by the then Economic Secretary (Ruth Kelly) on 4 February 2002, Official Report, column 698W.
Information in respect of spending on taxis by the Treasury in 2001–02 and 2002–03, and on all other travel between 1997–98 and 2002–03, is set out in the table.
£ Taxis Other travel 1997–98 — 945,450 1998–99 — 1,320,078 1999–2000 — 1,510,944 2000–01 — 1,578,198 2001–02 120,189 1,508,016 2002–03 129,503 1,387,813
All official travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules contained in the Department's staff handbook. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the publication "The Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers", a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.