HC Deb 13 January 1977 vol 923 c562W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will give, for the longest and most convenient period of time, the number of Service men, and their ranks, who, whilst on holiday, have had specially chartered RAF planes sent to them for a personal return home when becoming seriously ill; and at what costs to the Exchequer.

Mr. Wellbeloved

There has been one such case during the past three years involving a chief petty officer who was taken ill while on holiday in Romania. The cost to the Exchequer was £1,421.80,