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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights within Great Britain officials of his Department took in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse. (296554)

In financial year 2008-09, 175,342 single domestic flights were booked centrally. The data include both military personnel and civil servants as this information cannot be separated. The total cost was £15.9 million. Records are not held centrally of any commercial flights booked through other means.

All civilian and military travel is conducted in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Civil Service Management Code and Joint Services Publication 800.