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To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (HL11984), what proportion of RAF Voyager aircraft flights have had as the principal passenger (1) a member of the Royal family, and (2) a current minister.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (HL11984), what categories of people can be the principal passenger on RAF Voyager aircraft flights.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 20 November (HL11338), what percentage of the cost of the use of the RAF Voyager aircraft was spent on transporting former Prime Ministers in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18.
Conservative Independent Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 March 1987
Party was Conservative until 28 May 2004; Non-affiliated until 13 Sep 2004; Crossbench until 2 Nov 2004; Conservative Independent until 16 Sep 2012; UKIP until 10 Dec 2018