§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of his officials were sent to Brussels in 1978 to discuss EEC matters; what was the total man-days involved; and what was the cost to public funds of travel and subsistence, including sums reimbursed by the Commission.
§ Mr. Younger
During 1978, visits to Brussels to discuss EEC matters were made by 43 officials of the Scottish Office—other than Ministers' Private Secretaries—of whom 31 made more than one visit. The total number of man-days spent on these visits was 407, and the total cost of travel and subsistence was £33,172.