Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

Prime Minister written question – answered on 13th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Prime Minister

(1) pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2012, Official Report, column 10W, on Russia, when he authorised the travel of the hon. Member for Wyre and Preston North to Russia;

(2) which other parliamentary private secretaries he has authorised to travel overseas on an official visit, as required by paragraph 3.11 of the Ministerial Code, since May 2010; and when he did so in each case.

Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

Since May 2010, there has been one further occasion where permission has been given in line with paragraph 3.11 of the Ministerial Code for a Parliamentary Private Secretary to travel on an official visit overseas. This was my hon. Friend Eric Ollerenshaw who accompanied the Minister without Portfolio to the Vatican. He paid his own travel expenses.

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