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Ministerial Visits

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2007, Official Report, column 1750W, on ministerial visits, what the cost was of each visit undertaken by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in the last two years. (133236)

All ministerial visits are conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers. As with all inquiries relating to the cost of ministerial travel, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the information the Government have published on an annual basis since 1999, listing overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500 and the total cost of all ministerial travel. Information for 2006-07 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.