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Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions Ministers of State in his Department stayed overnight in (a) five star, (b) four star and (c) three star hotels on foreign visits in each of the last three years. (69100)

There have been no Ministers of State in the Scotland Office during the last three years. All travel by Ministers is undertaken in accordance with the terms of the “Ministerial Code” and “Travel by Ministers” which state that when travelling on official business, Ministers are expected to make efficient and cost-effective travel arrangements.