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Ministerial Visits

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Prime Minister if he will visit Shrewsbury in summer 2006 to attend Shrewsbury Flower Show. (74765)

To ask the Prime Minister how many times he has visited China since becoming Prime Minister. (73551)

Since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. Copies of these lists are available in the Library of the House. Information on the number of officials accompanying Ministers on overseas visits is included in the list. All Ministers’ travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in chapter 10 of the ministerial code, and the accompanying guidance document, “Travel by Ministers”. Information for the year 2005-06 will be published as soon as it is ready.

To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to visit (a) Nigeria and (b) South Africa. (73629)

To ask the Prime Minister what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Office. (69248)

All travel by civil servants and special advisers is conducted in accordance with Section 8,2 of the Civil Service Management Code, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.