Written statement to Parliament

Use of No 32 The Royal Squadron by the Royal Household

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Explains that the Royal Household will continue using chartered and scheduled flights and No 32 (The Royal) Squadron where capacity exists.

As the House will be aware, work was carried out by the Royal Household in 2008 to consider the option for procuring a small aircraft for official travel within the UK. This work concluded that such an acquisition could not at that time be justified on the grounds of value for money.

The Royal Household therefore continue to make use of chartered air services and the scheduled market and, where irreducible spare capacity exists, will continue to make use of No 32 (The Royal) Squadron.