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In the past 12 months I have flown on official business by budget airline on seven occasions; four of which were in economy class.
I regularly travel to and from Belfast from the UK mainland. Travel plans can often change at the last minute, for example, to take account of requirements at Westminster. For this reason I normally travel premium economy which allows flights to be changed at no or minimal cost and is therefore most cost effective.
This contrasts with the travel arrangements under the previous administration when the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland routinely used a private jet for official journeys between London and Belfast. Under this Government, the Department no longer uses private jet hire for regular travel by the Secretary of State.