MPS staff short haul flights

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-07-20
Session date: 
July 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2431
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you provide data on the number of flights taken by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2013, 2014 and 2015, which were:

1) to cities/towns within mainland England, Wales and Scotland

2) to cities/towns in Europe which are accessible via a nine hour train journey from London

3) to cities/towns in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland?

Answer

Answer for MPS staff short haul flights

Answer for MPS staff short haul flights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS does not record the information that you have requested in this form.

The MPS will always purchase the most economical ticket at the best value in line with the instructions of the authorising Senior Officer.

All travel to Europe is authorised on a Business Group level by a senior member of the MPS - minimum rank of Commander.

The majority of these flights will be as a result of officers providing protection for principals will be required to travel with their principal whichever form of transport they choose to use.