Travel for Officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3877
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many MPS police officers or staff are entitled to first/business classtravel by train and by air? How much was spent in the last financial year on first/business classtravel for MPS officers? What is the projected budget for first/business classtravel for MPS officers for the coming financial year?

Answer

Answer for Travel for Officers

Answer for Travel for Officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC expect the MPS to travel at all times by the most economical means possible.

In accordance with police regulations, officers and staff above a certain rank are eligible for first/business classtravel but the use is increasingly discouraged as the figures show. In addition all officers and staff can be considered for first/business class for flights in excess of 6 hours where appropriate.

In 2013/14 the MPS spent £1.1m on business/first classflights

In 2012/13, the MPS spent £2.1m on business/first classflights.

In 2011/12 the MPS spent £2.46m on business/first class flight.

In 2013/14 the MPS spent £13k on first classrail.

In 2012/13 the MPS spent £13k on first classrail.

In 2011/12, the MPS spent £37k on first classrail