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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department made in 2008-09; and at what cost. (298742)

[holding answer 9 November 2009]: Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials made 507 domestic flights within Great Britain at a cost of £59,933 between April 2008 and March 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. (298752)

I refer the hon. Member to the annual list of Minister's overseas travel costing more than £500 which is published by the Cabinet Office. The List for 2008-09 can be accessed at:

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