Departmental Visits Abroad

Prime Minister written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has left the United Kingdom since his appointment in pursuit of his official duties; what the purpose of each visit was; what the total cost of each visit was; and how many people accompanied him on each visit.

Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party

Since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. Copies of these lists are available in the Library of the House. Information on the number of officials accompanying Ministers on overseas visits is included in the list.

All Ministers' travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in chapter 10 of the Ministerial Code.

For information from 2007-08 I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement I made on 22 July 2008, Hansard, column 103WS. Information for 2008-09 will be published in the normal way.

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