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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 253W, on departmental air travel, whether staff who travel in a cheaper class than that to which they are entitled receive a (a) personal and (b) pecuniary benefit from doing so. (250049)

Ministry of Defence or Defence Agency staff entitled to first or business class air travel may travel at a lower class if they wish. Where employees travel outside their entitlement, they receive no personal or pecuniary benefit for doing so.