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Overseas Travel

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team since 2 May, specifying in each case (a) the participating Minister or Ministers, (b) the destination of the trip, (c) the purpose of the trip and (d) the cost of the trip; and if she will make a statement. [15252]

[holding answer 11 November 1997]: The information is as follows:

Secretary of stateWashington (USA)Briefing influential audiences on Government Policy on Northern Ireland £15,209.25
Paul MurphyWashington (USA)Briefing Americans on political situation in Northern Ireland£6,173.80
BrusselsIntroduction as Northern Ireland Minister for European Affairs£2,586,88
Adam Ingram1ParisTo attend Paris Air Show£1,187.80
Boston (USA) WashingtonInward Investment Visit£5,961.60
Chicago Minneapolis (USA) St. Louis New York WashingtonIDB Trade Mission£6,818.70
Lord DubsNew York (USA)Delegate to 43rd Annual Conference of the International Downtown Association£4,941.70
1 The costs refer to expenditure on flights only. However they do not include internal US flights, accommodation, or any miscellaneous expenditure, as this information is not readily available and can only be provided at disproportionate cost.