To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many official overseas trips by Government Ministers have been paid for by foreign Governments since May 2010.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Ministers are regularly hosted by foreign Governments as part of their official duties. This can include covering some of the costs of accommodation, travel and security support.
The FCO does not hold records on the funding of overseas trips undertaken by non-FCO Ministers. The Government publishes on a quarterly basis information about Ministers' visits overseas. Information for the period May 2010 to December 2011 is in the Library of the House.