HC Deb 24 March 2003 vol 402 cc59-60W
Mr. Maples

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what grades in the Civil Service in his Department are allowed to travel by air(a) first class and (b) business class at public expense when on official duties. [104961]

Ruth Kelly

The Treasury meets the cost of business or club class air tickets for staff flying on official business. Staff may travel first class at official expense only with written permission from the Accounting Officer. No distinction is made by grade.