Government: Air Travel

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 28 March (WA 267), what are the names of all those who travelled on the chartered aircraft with the Prime Minister to the United States on 13 March, other than the aircraft staff and any individuals who will be named in the quarterly publication of ministerial overseas travel details.

Photo of Lord Strathclyde Lord Strathclyde Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Government publish on a quarterly basis information about Ministers' travel overseas. Where charter aircraft are used the cost of hiring the aircraft is shown as well as the number of individuals travelling. The costs of members of the political office that accompanied the Prime Minister were met by the Conservative Party, and the costs of the journalists on the visit were met by the relevant news organisations.

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