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Visits Abroad

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries (a) he has and (b) his Department's Ministers have visited on official capacity since November 2008; on what dates each such visit took place; and if he will make a statement. (294545)

The Cabinet Office publishes an annual list of overseas travel by Ministers costing in excess of £500.

A list of all overseas visits undertaken by Ministers costing £500 or more during the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009 was published in July 2009. The list provides details of the date, destination and purpose of all such visits and the cost of Ministers' travel and accommodation where appropriate. Copies of the list have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

A list of overseas visits undertaken by Ministers in the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 will be published in due course. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.