HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc139-40W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many overseas visits she and each of her Ministers have made between 1 January and 30 June; during how many she, or each of her Ministers, participated in fund-raising activities for the Conservative party; and if she will name the Ministers and the countries in which these activities took place.

Mr. Jack

Between 1 January and 30 June 1994 MAFF Ministers made a total of 20 overseas visits. Nine visits were to EC Councils of Ministers; the remaining 11 were in support of bilateral relations, enlargement negotiations and trade promotion. None of these visit involved fund-raising activities for the Conservative party. The details are as follows.

Ministerial Visits
Date Venue
24 January Brussels Agriculture Council
21-22 February Brussels Agriculture Council
28-29 March Brussels Agriculture
11 April France Bilateral with French Agriculture Minister
25-26 April Luxembourg Agriculture Council
30-31 May Brussels Agriculture Council
20-23 June Luxembourg Agriculture Council

Ministerial Visits
Date Venue
Minister of State
24 January Brussels Bilateral with Commissioner Paleokrassas
25 January Netherlands NTV Amsterdam
26-28 February Brussels Enlargement negotiations
7-9 March Brussels Enlargement negotiations
14 March Germany (Bonn) Bilateral with German State Secretary (Fisheries)
15-16 March Brussels Enlargement negotitions
30 March Netherlands (The Hague) Bilateral with Dutch Fisheries Minister
12 April Luxembourg Fisheries Council
9-10 June Luxembourg Fisheries Council
Parliamentary Secretary (Commons)
28 February France Paris Salon (SIA)
30 May Brussels Health Council
Parliamentary Secretary (Lords)
30 January-1 February Germany ISM Cologne
5-17 April China Trade promotion including attending AgroExpo, Beijing

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