Government: Ministerial Visits

House of Lords written question – answered on 18 December 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the names of all those, other than the employees of Virgin Airlines, who were on the flight with the Prime Minister to China in December 2013.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

I refer the noble Lord to my answer of 11 December 2013 (WA120).

The Government publish information on a quarterly basis about Ministers’ overseas travel. This includes the number of officials who accompanied the Minister in each case, as well as the cost of the visit. It has been the practice under successive Administrations not to name officials accompanying Ministers on overseas visits. In addition, representatives from the following media organisations were present:

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