HC Deb 25 November 1993 vol 233 c101W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many visits abroad he has made during 1993; and what was(a) the cost to the taxpayer and (b) the purpose of each visit.

Mr. Brooke

During 1993 I have twice visited Paris, on the first occasion accompanying the chairman of the Arts Council to look at French approaches to public architecture and participative public education about it, the second to open the British Tourist Authority's "Maison de la Grande Bretagne". The cost of these visits was £536.10 and £516.09 respectively. I have also been to Brussels for two meetings of EC culture Ministers; the cost of the first of these visits was £701.95 and of the second will be in the region of £700.

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