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Ministerial Travel

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

Expenditure on Ministerial overseas visits for the last three financial years and for the year 1996-97 is as follows:

Expenditure (£million)

1996-97

7.9

2003-04

5.2

2004-05

5.1

2005-061

6.1

1 The figure for 2005-06 reflects payments made so far for travel undertaken in the period; a few bills have yet to be submitted to departments for payment.

A list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 has been placed in the Libraries of the House. The list provides details of the date, destination and purpose of all such visits and the cost of Ministers' travel and accommodation where appropriate.