HC Deb 21 July 1980 vol 989 cc46-7W
Sir Donald Kaberry

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many Ministers in his Department have made journeys abroad; if he will specify the number of separate occasions (a) to EEC countries and (b) to overseas countries outside the EEC within the 12 months to 30 June; how many staff of his Department and others accompanied the individual Minister on each occasion; what was the overall cost on each occasion in respect of travel, subsistence and other expenditure involved; how many days were occupied on each visit; what was the object of each journey; and how many such visits are now planned to be undertaken from 1 July to 31 December.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

Each of the four Ministers in my Department has made one journey abroad in the 12 months to 30 June; three of the visits were to EEC countries. Further details are set out in the table below:

agreement reached with the university authorities; and if he has yet nominated a date for the convening of Committee B.

Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, following his letter to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill of 15 July, if he will now say when the meeting of the negotiating Committee B, dealing with university teachers' pay awards, will take place; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

My right hon. and learned Friend did not meet representatives of the Association of University Teachers on Wednesday, 16 July. No date has yet been arranged for a meeting of the negotiating committee since the joint proposals made by the University Authorities Panel and the Association of University Teachers are still under consideration. He will make a statement when a settlement has been reached.

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