HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c984W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply of 4 December,Official Report, column 1, regarding the use of the Queen's Flight, if he will list in each case the point of departure of the aircraft and the destination, the sum which was reimbursed and the member of the royal family involved. [5249]

Mr. Soames

In accordance with the wishes of Her Majesty the Queen, arrangements agreed by my right hon. and learned Friend the then Secretary of State for Defence were introduced on 1 April 1995 under which the costs of private flights in aircraft of No 32 (The Royal) Squadron by members of the royal family would be reimbursed to the MOD. The requested details of the six flights since that date are as follows:

Departure point Destination Charge £ Member of Royal Family
Sandringham Kensington
Kensington Sandringham 2,540 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Aberdeen Northolt
Heathrow Aberdeen 1,470 HRH The Prince of Wales
Aberdeen Teeside
Teeside Aberdeen 3,116 Her Majesty The Queen