§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the cost by year for the last three years for the RAF's twice-weekly VCIO service between Brize Norton and Washington, USA. 
§ Mr. Soames
The approximate costs of operating the VCIO service between Brize Norton and Washington, Dulles airport, for the last three financial years are as follows:
Financial year Cost £ 1994–95 6,200,000 1993–94 5,900,000 1992–93 5,500,000
These figures reflect the cost of an average flight extrapolated over the year.