Ministers: Codes of Practice

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 7th March 2023.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (COP26), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Commons Business)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Prime Minister will make an assessment of the potential merits of modifying the ministerial code to (a) create a presumption against short-distance internal flights and (b) make it a breach to use short-distance internal flights where lower carbon alternatives are available.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Government’s position on domestic flights is outlined in my answer of 24 February 2023, PQ 143903. The Ministerial Code was last updated on 22 December 2022 and there are no plans for further updates.

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