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Departmental Aviation

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent by his Department on international flights since it was established. (174351)

Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.

Information in respect of flights taken by officials could be provided only at disproportionate cost.