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European Assemblies (Delegation Costs)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what have been the respective costs to the British Government of travel overseas by members of the British delegations to the Council of Europe Assembly, the North Atlantic Treaty Assembly and the Assembly of Western European Union, respectively, for plenary sessions and committee meetings; and what has been the travel cost of attendance by Officers of the House at each of these Assemblies in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Details of the travel and subsistence costs borne on the House of Commons Vote for meetings in the year 1978–79 were as follows:

Council of Europe£63,819
Western European Union£39,776
North Atlantic Assembly£19,097
The cost to the House of Commons Vote for Officers and Officials attending meetings of the three Assemblies during 1978–79 was £6,320.