MPS flights and hotels costs

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

What is the cost of (1) flights, and (2) hotels for MPS officers for 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 to date. Please also break down the costs for the flights for each year by first class, business and economy.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

(1) Total cost of flights per year and breakdown of First, Business, Economy and Premium Economy class travel since 2016/17:

Period

Ticket Class

Total (£)

1 April 2016 – 31 Mar 2017

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Premium economy

£141,000

£1,373,000

£575,000

£1,382,000

Total

£3,471,000

1 April 2017 – 31 Mar 2018

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Premium economy

£263,000

£1,031,000

£537,000

£1,589,000

Total

£3,420,000

1 April 2018 – 31 Mar 2019

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Premium economy

£167,000

£1,960,000

£1,181,000

£1,312,000

Total

£4,620,000

1 April 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Premium economy

£149,000

£1,439,000

£260,000

£1,113,000

Total

£2,961,000

1 April 2020 – 30 Sept 2020*

Business Class

Premium Class

Economy Class

£33,000

£1,000

£85,000

Total

£119,000

*Some airlines do not have First Class and offered Business Class as their First Class. Numerous UK domestic flights will only offer Premium Class only.

The MPS Policy is for Officers to travel in Economy Class at all times, unless there is an operational reason that require officers to travel in either First or Business Class.

(2) Total cost of hotels per year since 2016/17:

Period

Hotel Total Cost (£)

1 April 2016 – 31 Mar 2017

£1,119,410

1 April 2017 – 31 Mar 2018

£1,635,784

1 April 2018 – 31 Mar 2019

£2,026,105

1 April 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

£933,560.72

1 April 2020 – 30 Sept 2020

£244,166