Government: Air Travel

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st November 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 24 October (WA 67), why his response did not state how much was charged to news organisations and the Conservative Party or the date on which they received funds from the party, as the original Question asked.

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 24 October (WA 67), why names of individuals are not normally disclosed; and why the Answer did not give the names of those 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

A charge of £5,310 was made for international and internal flights, hotels and transport for the Prime Minister's visit to Washington in March. Three members of the Prime Minister's political office accompanied the Prime Minister; the names of staff accompanying the Prime Minister are not usually published. The invoice totalling £15,930 was paid by the Conservative Party on 16 October.

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