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Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th March 2002.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.

Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

holding answer 25 February 2002

Seven overseas visits by FCO parliamentary private secretaries travelling specifically on Government business took place in the period concerned. The total cost of these visits was approximately £15,600.

Details of other visits by parliamentary private secretaries made in their capacity as MPs, are normally recorded in the Register of Members' interests as appropriate.

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