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Departmental Visits Abroad

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies, HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency spent on visits abroad by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in each of the last three years. (321175)

[holding answer 8 March 2010]: All travel undertaken by Ministers and civil servants is in accordance with the “Ministerial Code” and the “Civil Service Management Code” respectively. All spending on subsistence is made in accordance with the principles set out in “Managing Public Money”.

The Government published a list of all overseas travel by Ministers costing over £500 on 16 July 2009, and this is available at:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/ministers/travel_gifts.aspx