[holding answer 4 December 2006]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State attends his Department’s office in London as appropriate for the conduct of business. In November this entailed his attendance for all or part of 18 days. Official business outside the departmental office was conducted on nine days. Information on the Department’s business in the House is a matter of public record.
All ministerial visits are conducted in accordance with the “Ministerial Code” and “Travel by Ministers”. The Government publish on an annual basis lists of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for 2006-07 will be published after the end of the financial year.