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Charter Flights

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on chartering transport aircraft in 2007. (197424)

Chartered aircraft are used to transport freight and personnel when RAF assets are not available, generally due to operational commitments, and when there is a requirement for additional or specialist airlift that it would not be cost-effective to provide in-house.

The expenditure in 2007 was £111 million in direct support of operations and £7 million on core general business.