§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will detail in HANSARD particulars of overseas visits made by Ministers of his Department during the past two years; for what purposes
Data Name of Minister Country visited Purpose of visit Total Cost (including officials) 1. 1st–3rd December, 1964 Chancellor of the Exchequer France OECD Meeting £411 2. 14th December, 1964 Chancellor of the Exchequer France NATO Meeting £238 3. 7th–9th March 1965 Chief Secretary Germany Offsetting foreign exchange costs of British Forces in Germany £164 4. 11th–12th May, 1965 Financial Secretary Switzerland Speech to the British Swiss Society £140 5. 26th June–1st July, 1965 Chancellor of the Exchequer Canada and United States of America To discuss International Liquidity £2,467 6. 28th–29th June, 1965 Chief Secretary Switzerland Germany Offsetting foreign exchange costs of British Forces in Germany £96 7. 22nd–23rd July, 1965 Chancellor of the Exchequer France To see French Finance Minister £66 8. September 1965 Chancellor of the Exchequer Jamaica and the United States of America Commonwealth Finance Ministers and IMF/ IBRD Meetings £8,520* 9. September, 1965 Financial Secretary United States of America IMF/IBRD Meeting £282 10. 14th–16th December, 1965 Chancellor of the Exchequer France NATO Meeting £198 11. 26th–28th April, 1966 Chief Secretary France ELDO Conference £57 12. 20th–21st July, 1966 Chancellor of the Exchequer Germany Mixed Commission on BAOR costs £930 13. 24th–25th July, 1966 Chancellor of the Exchequer Holland European Ministers Meeting £144 14. 30th August–22nd September, 1966 Chief Secretary Italy, Ghana, India, Singapore, Thailand and Laos To consider standards of diplomatic accommodation £2,000 (estimated) 15. September. 1966 Chancellor of the Exchequer Canada and the United States of America Commonwealth Finance Ministers and IMF/ IBRD Meetings £5,000 (estimated) * The expenses of the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the IMF/IBRD meetings were met by the IMF/IBRD.