Departmental Visits Abroad

Health written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visits he has made abroad since taking up his position; and at what cost.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Cabinet Office collates returns for ministerial travel over the value of £500. Alan Johnson joined the Department of Health as Secretary of State in June 2007. The following table shows Cabinet Office data for the Secretary of State's overseas travel for the financial year 2007-08. Collections for the current financial year will be available at its close.

Dates Minister Destination Purpose of Trip Total cost including travel and accommodation (£)
20-21 November 2007 right hon. Alan Johnson MP Brussels, Belgium Meeting with commissioners 571
9-15 February 2008 right hon. Alan Johnson MP Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo, Brazil Health fact finding 7,083

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