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Departmental Visits Abroad

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas in each of the last three years. (294683)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given today to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) to question 289978. Details of overnight accommodation overseas could be disaggregated only at disproportionate cost.

However, the Cabinet Office publishes an annual list of overseas travel over £500 undertaken by Ministers. The 2008-09 list can be viewed at