Return from Dubai

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1512
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following my unanswered requests for this information, can the Mayor now give full details as to who paid for his return from the Gulf in order to attend the funeral service for Baroness Thatcher on April 17?

Answer

Answer for Return from Dubai

Answer for Return from Dubai

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Emirates Airlines very kindly covered the cost of one leg of my return to London for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, with the other covered by CTF Partners. As Mayor of London, I think it was absolutely correct for me to attend the funeral and was very happy to accept the generous offers of support from these companies and so impose no cost on the London tax payer.