Dear Ministry of Defence,
The RAF Voyager used by HMG & HM has recently been repainted at substantial cost.
How many aircraft have been repainted and at what cost?
If only one aircraft has been liveried, what special steps are being taken to avoid the a/c being unavailable at consequent loss of prestige to the service? (eg the Red Arrows have coped very competently with support a/c issues, but by using railways - not another aircraft, they have a spare display a/c)
Which Department, budget or grant bears the cost. Had the money not been spent on repainting, would it have been spent on more obvious "Defence Measures"?
In the past, Ministerial Departments were significantly in arrears in making payments due for VIP flights. Please summarise the top 10 users of the aircraft with total cost for each and their payment record. Please specify any Departments, QUANGOS, NMPBs which are in arrears. In general what is the basis of costing - full cost recovery, or what other basis of accounting?
Dear Mr Durcan,
Thank you for your email of 28 June 2020 about the RAF’s VIP Voyager
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) with the reference 2020/07297.
The Freedom of Information Act requires a response to be provided to a
request under the Act within 20 working days from date of receipt and we
therefore aim to respond to you by 28 July 2020.
However, whilst we are working hard to achieve this, due to the ongoing
Coronavirus pandemic and the effect on resources and necessary changes to
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substantive response to some requests.
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Air-DRes Sec 3a1
Air Command Secretariat
HQ Air Command
RAF High Wycombe
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