Cabinet Office: Ministers

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 1st November 2021.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list country to which they have travelled for the purposes of conducting official business.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Paymaster General

Details of Ministers’ overseas travel are published quarterly on GOV.UK. All travel is arranged in line with official regulations.

Ministers are able to claim an exemption from travel restrictions under the ‘Crown Servants or government contractors exemption.’ The full text of this exemption can be found under the Government guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions, available on GOV.UK.

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