Charter Flights

Defence written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on chartering transport aircraft in 2007.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Chartered aircraft are used to transport freight and personnel when RAF assets are not available, generally due to operational commitments, and when there is a requirement for additional or specialist airlift that it would not be cost-effective to provide in-house.

The expenditure in 2007 was £111 million in direct support of operations and £7 million on core general business.

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