§ Q11. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement giving details of the action he has taken to enforce economy on Ministerial overseas visits, how many such visits he has stopped and for what reasons, and the amounts of money saved, since the date on which he introduced his policy of vetting all such visits.
§ The Prime Minister
As my hon. Friend knows, all such visits require my prior personal authorisation. As to the other information for which my hon. Friend asks, not only am I not convinced that it would be worth the expenditure necessary to obtain it, but, as my hon. Friend will realise, publication of such information might well cause unnecessary offence overseas.