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Overseas Visits

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many overseas visits have been made by Scottish Office Ministers in the last 12 months; to where and at what cost; and if she will make a statement. [90445]

Since 1999, this Government has published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government has also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.Information for 2002–03 will be published as soon as possible. All travel is undertaken fully in accordance with the rules set out the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are also available in the Libraries of the House.