Rishi Sunak used a helicopter to travel from London to Norfolk, it has been revealed.

The premier was in Hethersett near Norwich on Tuesday morning to visit a new-build estate after an announcement that the government would weaken environmental rules to increase housing developments.

He also had a meeting with Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in the early afternoon.

A train journey to Norwich from the capital normally takes around one hour and 45 minutes, with a return journey costing around £50.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister regularly uses all forms of travel.

"His travel plans will vary and are always decided in consideration to the best use of his time."

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Mr Sunak has been criticised in the past by Labour for "jetting around the country on taxpayer's money like an A-list celeb" for taking planes around England.

His apparent fondness for air travel has also seen his environmental credentials questioned due to private air transport's heavy impact on climate change.