Metropolitan Police Service staff short haul flights (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3070
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to question 2016/2431. How many flights were authorised on a Business Group level by a senior member of the Metropolitan Police Service in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service staff short haul flights (2)

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service staff short haul flights (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

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

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

In respect of short haul flights these are recorded by the MPS travel provider as within the UK and Europe. Please see table below:

Teams

Year 2013

Year 2014

Year 2015

Specialist Operations

       1,736

             1,212

             815

Specialist Crime and Operations

           598

                 630

             301

Territorial Policing   

           132

                   80

               33

Other*

             96

                   66

               13

                           

*Other includes HR, Finance, PSD, Training, SSS, NPCC, MOPAC