§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will give, for the longest and most convenient stated period of time, the amounts of moneys drawn by Members of Parliament in travel and subsidence allowances when attending overseas conferences such as the Council of Europe and Western European Union, to which they have been selected as delegates; and the amount of daily subsistence allowances allocated for these visits.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
Since 1st April, 1971, when financial responsibility for overseas parliamentary delegations was transferred to the House of Commons Vote, travel and subsistence costs totalling £27,218 have been incurred in connection with Members' attendance at meetings of the Council of Europe and Western European Union. There has been no change in the rates of daily subsistence allowances since the reply I gave the hon. Member on 2nd February.—[Vol. 810, c. 361.]