Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Alok Sharma (Reading West, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits have been made to (a) India, (b) China and (c) Brazil by Ministers in his Department in each of the last 10 years.
Jeremy Browne (Minister of State (South East Asia/Far East, Caribbean, Central/South America, Australasia and Pacific), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Taunton Deane, Liberal Democrat)
Full records of ministerial travel over the last 10 years are not available within the time available without incurring disproportionate cost. However, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Ministers have visited India on three occasions in 2011 and once in 2012, Brazil on four occasions in 2011 and once this year, and China on five occasions in 2011. In addition, I am currently travelling in Asia and will visit China. A full list of ministerial visits overseas is published quarterly on the FCO's website at: