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Royal Flight

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1285W, on the Royal Flight, on which occasions since 1 January 2003 the BAe 146 and HS125 aircraft of 32 Squadron have been used by members of the Royal Family for private purposes; and what amount was reimbursed for each journey. (74296)

Since 1 January 2003, the BAe 146 and HS125 aircraft of 32 Squadron have been used for private purposes on four occasions. The details are as follows:

27 March 2004 - HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Northolt - Stuttgart - Northolt (HS125) Reimbursement cost £6,375.

8 June 2004 - HM the Queen

Deauville - Northolt (BAe 146) Reimbursement cost £2,150.

5-7 November 2004 - HM the Queen

Northolt - Manchester - Northolt (HS125) Reimbursement cost £3,547.

11 November 2005 - HM the Queen

Blackpool - Northolt (BAe 146) Reimbursement cost £4,054.