Government: Air Travel

House of Lords written question – answered on 17th 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 5 July (WA 192), 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, any individuals who will be named in the quarterly publication of ministerial overseas travel details, members of the political office that accompanied the Prime Minister, and journalists whose costs were met by the relevant news organisations.

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 5 July (WA 192), what are the names of the members of the political office and journalists referred to in the Answer.

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 5 July (WA 192), what was the cost charged to the news organisations and the Conservative Party in respect of journalists and members of political offices who travelled with the Prime Minister on a chartered flight to the United States on 13 March.

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

It has not been the practice under successive Administrations to name individuals accompanying Ministers on overseas visits. I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave on 5 July 2012 (Official Report, col. WA192).

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