External Relations Minister's flight costs (FOI)
External Relations Minister's flight costs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 December 2022.
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What is the flight cost for attending trips the last five government trips by the External Relations minister?
What has been the most expensive flight that the External Relations minister took in 2022 and where was it to? Please provide cost of return flights.
For the most recent government event held in London (where ministers met with European ambassadors) can you provide a break down into the cost of food, the cost of drink, how much the venue cost to rent?
Did the event serve wine? How much was the most expensive bottle?
What flowers were purchased? How much did they cost?
What food was served?
How many people attended the most recent government event in London, and how many were from Jersey?
Did the Jersey ministers travel by private jet to London or via a public carrier?
The government event held in London that I am referring to:
Ministers meet with European Ambassadors (gov.je)
|10th – 17th October||IMF/ World Bank||£1,264.19|
|7th – 9th November||Brussels||£259.26|
|17th November||External Relations Dinner||£269.70|
|28th November – 30th November||UAE National Day Event||£192.83|
|1st December – 3rd December||Romanian National Day ||£339.69|
| || ||Total £2,323.67|
US trip – New Jersey engagements and attendance at the International Monetary Fund / World Bank events– Jersey to Newark return 10th to 17th October 2022
Flight costs £1,264.19.
|£55 per person + VAT for 40 guests||£2,640|
Still and sparkling water, soft drinks, sparkling elderflower, orange juice, prosecco, house white and red wine
Two rooms were used at a cost of £1,100 each
Yes. Prosecco at the reception at £37 a bottle. Red and white wine at £24 per bottle was also served with the meal.
There was one large floral display for the room used for the reception (£300) and four table posy displays for the dinner (£60 each). Total costs including delivery and VAT was £684.
Food was priced at £55 per person + VAT, regardless of dishes chosen. This included 3 courses and petit fours after dinner. Alternative menu choices to cater for dietary requirements incurred no extra cost.
A total of 38 people attended.
- Six Government representatives travelled from Jersey: Chief Minister and Ministers for External Relations, Treasury and Resources, Environment, Economic Development and Education and Children.
- Two non-government representatives travelled from Jersey.
- Eight representatives attended from the Jersey London Office.
- 21 were representatives of European countries.
- There was one representative from the Channel Islands Brussels Office.
All travelled by public carrier.