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Ministerial Visits (Overnight Stays)

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2006, Official Report, column 1154W, on overnight stays, how the cost of overnight stays by Ministers of State in his Department is monitored; and if he will begin to keep a separate record of such stays. (77190)

The Department does not keep a separate record of overnight accommodation costs for Ministers. Overnight stays are carried out in accordance with the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers. There are no plans to start keeping a separate record of the cost of overnight stays.