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Departments: Visits Abroad

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the foreign trips which (a) she and (b) each other Minister in her Department has undertaken at cost to the public purse since the creation of her Department; and what the (i) destination and (ii) purpose was of each visit. (155688)

The Government publish on an annual basis a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500, as well as the total cost of all ministerial travel overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. Information for 2006-07 has been published and a nil return was entered for Communities and Local Government.

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.