HC Deb 07 February 1984 vol 53 c529W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many trips abroad have been made by Ministers in his Department since May 1979; and what was the cost.

Mr. Butcher

Between 4 May 1979 and 31 December 1983, 327 overseas visits were undertaken by Ministers of the Department of Trade and Industry (and its predecessors, the Departments of Industry and Trade) at a total cost of £533,000.