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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for: The number and cost of first class rail and business class and …

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for:

The number and cost of first class rail and business class and first class air journeys for the periods June - August 2009 and 2010. 

We released the following information on 30 September 2010:

The Home Office inclusive of its executive agencies, which comprise the United Kingdom Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau, has approximately 27,000 staff. The requested information for the Home Office, inclusive of it Agencies, on journeys made by civil servants and ministers is provided in the following tables:

a) Rail first class

2009

    June

    July

  August

Journeys made

2,093

2,487

1,686

Cost £

278,365

328,210

190,974

 

 

2010

    June

     July

   August

Journeys made

41

33

21

Cost £

3,602

2,168

2,134

b) Air business class

2009

   June

    July

   August

Journeys made

94

70

40

Cost £

107,923

90,345

69,529

 

2010

   June

    July

   August

Journeys made

24

22

51

Cost £

16,881

35,348

66,626

 

c) Air first class

There was no expenditure on air first class fares June - August in 2009 and 2010.
In a small number of journeys staff were upgraded to first class at no additional cost.