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Ministerial Travel

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Cabinet Office publication Overseas Travel by Ministers 2004-05, of how many days duration his trip to the United States in December 2004 was. (137064)

All ministerial visits are conducted in accordance with the “Ministerial Code” and “Travel by Ministers”. Since 1999, the Government have published on an annual basis, a list of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500 and the total cost of all ministerial travel. The Chancellor’s meetings in New York and Washington were between 16 December and 21 December. He spoke at the UN Council on Foreign Relations and met Jean Ping, President of the General Assembly He also met US Treasury Secretary, John Snow, the President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, Managing Director of the IMF de Rato, Secretary of State, Dr. Rice and former Chairman of the Federal Reserves, Alan Greenspan. The Chancellor stayed on at his own cost until 23 December.