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Departmental Travel

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by his Office on (a) chartering aircraft and (b) non-scheduled air travel, in each of the last five years. (96221)

All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the “Ministerial Code” and “Travel by Ministers”, copies of which are available in the Library for the reference of Members. Details of the cost of overseas travel undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more are published annually. Information for 2005-06 was published on Monday 24 July 2006. Copies of the lists are available in the Library for the reference of Members.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office was formed on Friday 5 May 2006. Since then, I have not taken any such flights in the UK.