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Prime Minister: Helicopters

Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Prime Minister's use of a Royal Navy helicopter for transport between destinations on his farewell tours is consistent with their policies on the environment and on limiting carbon dioxide emissions by the use of the train for domestic journeys rather than aircraft. [HL3851]

The Prime Minister travels making the most efficient and cost-effective arrangements. His travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in chapter 10 of the Ministerial Code, and the accompanying guidance document, Travel by Ministers. All the Prime Minister's flights are offset.