Former Prime Ministers: Military Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Stevens of Ludgate Lord Stevens of Ludgate UKIP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 20 November (HL11338), what percentage of the cost of the use of the RAF Voyager aircraft was spent on transporting former Prime Ministers in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Costs for the use of the RAF Voyager aircraft are only associated with the principal passenger and any former Prime Minister would not be entitled to travel as the principal passenger.

The Cabinet Office transparency data publications for the period requested, which include travel, are available on GOV.UK at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications#2016 .

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