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UK Trade and Investment: India

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate has been made of the amount spent on hotel accommodation for (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, (b) other Ministers from his Department, (c) special advisers and (d) civil servants for the UK Trade and Investment trip to India in January 2009. (252217)

The following amounts were spent on hotel accommodation by my noble Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform during his visit to India in January 2009:

(a) Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: £336.

(b) Other Ministers from Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: £0.

(c) Special adviser: £336

(d) Civil servants: £5,446,

My noble Friend the Secretary of State, his Private Secretary and Special Adviser stayed at the high commissioner's residence during the Delhi leg of the visit. There was insufficient space for the rest of the delegation to stay at the residence. The entire party stayed in a hotel during the Mumbai leg of the visit.