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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of each such flight. (301419)

There have been no first-class flights purchased for Ministers in the Department for Children, Schools and Families in 2008-09.

Ministers' tickets have been upgraded by airlines on four occasions in 2008-09 at no cost to the Department.

Right hon. Ed Balls MP

New York to Heathrow

Right hon. Jim Knight MP

Heathrow to Singapore

Dubai to Heathrow

Heathrow to Beijing