§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of the recent visit to Shetland by Mr. Fraser of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise; and for what reason the visit was made.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to his reply, 19 May 1980, c. 42]: This visit to parts of Aberdeen Collection, including Shetland, took place in April 1980. The cost of air fares and subsistence was £212.90. The reason was to learn more of the work and living conditions of Customs and Excise staff in the areas visited and to have some opportunity of discussing matters of joint concern; and also to see something of the operating conditions of Revenue cutters, on board one of which the Shetland part of the journey was undertaken.