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Ministerial Visits

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Minister without Portfolio, pursuant to his answer of 28 July, Official Report, column 25, for what reasons he is unable to list the journeys he has undertaken since 2 May at public expense. [14509]

I have nothing to add to the reply that I gave on 28 July, Official Report, column 25.

To ask the Minister without Portfolio, pursuant to his answer of 31 July, Official Report, column 426, for what reasons he does not propose to disclose details of conversations, meetings or other engagements undertaken in pursuance of his duties as Minister without Portfolio. [14510]

Even if it were possible to keep universally detailed records of the kind the hon. Member appears to envisage, the cost of so doing would be quite disproportionate.