THE EARL OF MANSFIELD
asked His Majesty's Government whether they dill state which members of the Cabinet returned to London by air on the occasion of the recent so-called emergency meetings of the Cabinet, and whether the extra cost, above that of railway tickets, was met by the Ministers concerned, or out of public funds; and, if the latter, what was the total mileage flown, and at what cost to the taxpayer?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (LORD PAKENHAM)
The Prime Minister, the then Preside at of the Board of Trade, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, travelled to London by air for meetings of the Cabinet in August. The total cost of the journeys was met out of public funds and amounted to £908. The total distance flown was 3,687 mile. The Minister of Food, who is not a member of the Cabinet, also travelled to London by air for a meeting of the Cabinet. The total distance flown was 700 miles and the cost of the journey £90.