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Departmental Visits Abroad

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas in each of the last three years. (294695)

The Cabinet Office annual lists of overseas trips undertaken by Ministers costing over £500 can be accessed at:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/proprietyandethics/ministers/travelgifts.aspx.

The list for 2008-09 was published on 16 July. This and earlier lists are available in the Library of the House.

Information relating to how much was spent on overnight accommodation for officials while overseas could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

All travel by Ministers and civil servants is undertaken in accordance with the ministerial code and the civil service management code respectively.