HC Deb 05 May 1975 vol 891 c308W
46. Mr. Costain

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment who will represent Her Majesty's Government at the forthcoming Building Materials Export Group's Exhibition in Teheran; what will be the cost of the visit to public funds; if the visit was requested by the Export Group; and if the representative will visit any of the neighbouring Middle Eastern States during his period abroad.

Mr. Crosland

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State the Member for Manchester, Ardwick (Mr. Kaufman), is to visit the Teheran "Construction '75" trade fair at the invitation of the Building Materials Export Group, to provide Government support for the 50 or so United Kingdom firms which will be represented there and to further United Kingdom construction exports generally. As the visit will be specifically to this important trade fair, no other Middle Eastern countries will be visited by my hon. Friend. The precise cost to public funds of the visit cannot be quantified until nearer the time, but the return air fares for my hon. Friend and the two officials who will accompany him will amount to approximately £1,600.

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