Government information confirmed UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took non-public jet journeys costing virtually £500,000, in simply over every week.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Apr 1, 2023 10:26 IST
Rishi Sunak’s travels embrace journeys to Egypt, Bali and Estonia. (Representative picture)
By India Today World Desk: In simply over every week, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took non-public jet journeys costing virtually ã500,000, stated a report by The Guardian, citing authorities information on bills by the PM on abroad journey. The Opposition has slammed Sunak over the expenditure, saying it clashes together with his pledges to curb local weather change.
This comes after Sunak got here underneath fireplace in January for taking a 30-minute non-public jet flight from London to go to a healthcare facility in Leeds.
The information produced by the Cabinet Office confirmed Rishi Sunak’s one-day go to to Egypt in November 2022 for the COP27 summit value ã107,966 for personal jet journey. Every week later, on November 13, he went to the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia and got here again on November 17, a spherical journey that value greater than ã340,000.
Shortly after, the UK prime minister took a day-long journey to Latvia and Estonia to go to troops, a visit that value greater than ã62,000.
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The information on abroad prime ministerial journey within the third quarter of 2022 additionally confirmed the price of Liz Truss’s journey to Prague in October 2022, which amounted to virtually ã40,000.
The Liberal Democrats hit out at Sunak over the bills and stated, “This is a stunning waste of taxpayers’ cash at a time when persons are struggling to pay their payments. Yet once more this Conservative authorities is totally out of contact.
This is a stunning waste of taxpayer’s cash at a time when most individuals are struggling to pay their payments or put meals on the desk.
Yet once more this Conservative authorities is totally out of contact. pic.twitter.com/3BvtyLdhj8
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) March 31, 2023
Wera Hobhouse, the celebration’s vitality and local weather spokesperson hit out on the authorities and stated, “They can pretend to care about a greener future with their so-called ‘Green Day’, but in reality they do not care.”
The information additionally confirmed that just about one other ã20,000 was spent on different prices for the prime ministers, together with lodging, meals and visas. The prices don’t embrace the prices for different officers who additionally went on the journeys.
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A spokesperson for 10 Downing Street defended Sunak’s flights. “The role of the prime minister includes holding vital meetings with world leaders during bilateral visits and summits to discuss issues of international importance – including security, defence and trade,” the spokesperson was quoted by The Guardian as saying.
All the flights listed within the doc concerned an Airbus A-321 operated by the constitution provider Titan Airways on behalf of the UK authorities.
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Apr 1, 2023