HC Deb 30 November 1979 vol 974 c815W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. Whitelaw

During 1978 Home Office officials visited Brussels on EEC business on 29 occasions, occupying a total of 69 man-days. Separate records of the actual costs incurred including sums reimbursed by the Commission are not maintained but might have amounted to approximately £5,000.