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Departmental Official Visits

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) Ministers in his Department staying overnight in (i) mainland Great Britain, (ii) Northern Ireland, (iii) the Republic of Ireland and (iv) other countries in the last 12 months. (193539)

The cost to my Department, of overnight accommodation, for the last 12 months is:

Civil servants

Mainland GB: £23,266.50

Republic of Ireland: £167.72

Other countries: £732

Special advisers

Mainland GB: £1,567

Republic of Ireland: £83.86

Ministers

Mainland GB: £1,298.74

Republic of Ireland: £83.86