To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department, his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on overseas travel, overseas accommodation and other associated expenses in each year since 1997. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Alexander) to the hon. Member for Yeovil on 22 January 2003, Official Report, column 334W. Figures for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.