Government: Air Travel

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th October 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Strathclyde on 5 July (WA 192) and 17 July (WA 32-3), 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.

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 17 July (WA 32-3), why, in the light of previous Written Answers detailing those who travelled with the Prime Minister, they will not give the names of those who travelled with the Prime Minister on a chartered flight to the United States on 13 March.

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they received the funds due from the Conservative Party for members of the Prime Minister's political office who travelled with him to the United States on 13 March.

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many journalists and how many members of his political office travelled with the Prime Minister 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

Journalists and members of the political office that travel with the Prime Minister are charged the equivalent cost of a seat on a commercial flight on the same route.

Three members of the political office accompanied the Prime Minister, the number of journalists for each part of the trip is set out below. Names of individuals are not normally disclosed.

London to Washington-24;Washington to New York-32; andNew York to London-26.

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