HC Deb 13 May 1959 vol 605 cc151-2W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will publish in HANSARD a detailed statement giving the itemised costs to the Exchequer of his recent overseas tour.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to the reply by his hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State [OFFICIAL. REPORT, 17th March, 1959; Vol. 602, c. 20], supplied the following information:

Fares £ s. d.
London—Aden, B.O.A.C. (Secretary of State, Private Secretary, and an Assistant Under-Secretary of State) 565 5 4*
†Aden-London-Aden. R.A.F. aircraft (temporary return to London by Secretary of State and Private Secretary) 435 12 0
†Aden-London via Cyprus, R.A.F. aircraft (Secretary of State, Private Secretary, Assistant Under-Secretary) 363 0 0
‡Flights between and within the Aden and Somaliland Protectorates 914 6 0
Subsistence Allowances
Secretary of State, Private Secretary, Assistant Under-Secretary 190 10 0
Total cost to Exchequer £2,468 13 4
* Includes excess baggage charges.
†Fares for these journeys were charged at ordinary airline tourist rates.
‡The charges for these flights were assessed for each aircraft used. Regardless of the number of passengers carried on each occasion.

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