§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many of his officials were sent to Brussels in 1978 to discuss EEC matters; and 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. Peter Walker
The information asked for does, of course, relate to the period of office of the previous Government. It is not readily available in the form requested. However, the number of visits and the man-days involved was approximately 2,000 and 4,700 respectively. The cost to public funds of travel and subsistence was about £300,000, and of this some £175,000 was reimbursed by the Commission.