Trade Agreements: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 5th August 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the answer of 26 October 2020 to Question 106261 and the publication of transparency data on 7 May 2021, how many members of staff, and at what grades, accompanied her on her visit to Japan from 21 to 24 October 2020; what the total cost to the public purse was of that visit for all UK attendees; and what the costs were of the (a) flights, (b) accommodation, (c) internal travel and (d) subsistence expenses for that visit.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Government does not routinely release information regarding accompanying staff on ministerial engagements.

The total cost for this visit were: £20,782.08

A breakdown of costs is as follows:

a) Flights – £18,701.64 b) Accommodation – nil. c) Internal travel – nil. d) subsistence and expenses – £2,080.44

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