asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list of ministerial overseas visits made during the recent Christmas Recess, the Ministers making the visits, the countries visited, dates, objects of the visits, who accompanied the Ministers and for what purposes, the total costs to public funds in each instance, and the cost of wives' visits where publicly charged.
My right hon. Friend left for the Interim Committee meeting in Washington on Sunday 12th January. The cost of this visit will not be known until some time after he returns.There were no other ministerial visits abroad, which were a cost to public funds, undertaken by Treasury Ministers during the Christmas Recess. Visits made by other Ministers are the responsibility of the Minister in charge of the Department concerned.