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Overseas Visits

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list (1) (a) the location, (b) the purpose and (c) the cost of each overseas visit made by members of his Department since 1999; [115144](2) how much his Department has spent on overseas visits in each year since 1999. [115146]

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) by the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office on 22 January 2003, Official Report, column 334W. The Wales Office is committed to ensuring that staff use the most efficient and economic means when accompanying Ministers on overseas visits. All travel is undertaken fully in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.