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House of Commons Hansard
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Departmental Air Travel
11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. [298755]

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A full list of overseas travel by Ministers from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009 is published by the Cabinet Office and can be found at the following link.

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/226022/travel_2008_2009.pdf

During this period, the following first-class flights were taken by Ministers in the MOD.

Minister

Origin

Destination

Cost (£)

Right hon. Bob Ainsworth MP

Bahrain

London

13,555.70

Right hon. Bob Ainsworth MP

Bahrain

London

2,641.10

Right hon. Baroness Taylor

London

Kuala Lumpur

24,527.00

1 Including outward business class fare.

2 Return fare.

The Secretary of State has asked that Ministers in my Department do not fly first-class unless there is no alternative option.