§ 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 Minister 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