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Departmental Visits Abroad

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many overseas visits by officials in his Department took place in each of the last 10 years; which countries were visited; and how much was spent on such visits in each such year. (181592)

Detailed information requested can be provided only at a disproportionate cost for the years 1999 to 2003-04.

Officials from my Department have travelled overseas only since 2004 to accompany Ministers. The cost of overseas visits by officials since 2004 was:


£18,238 for one visit to China.


£8,697.51 for one visit to the United States of America.

£450.00 for one visit to Brussels.