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Commonwealth Of Independent States

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits have been made by Overseas Development Agency and Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff to the Commonwealth of Independent States in connection with aid matters in the last year; and at what approximate cost.

Since 21 February 1991 there have been 14 visits to the former Soviet Union in connection with aid matters involving a total of 19 ODA and FCO staff, some of whom have visited more than once. The approximate cost—airfares and local expenses not met by the host authorities—was £63,000.