§ Ms Glenda Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list all overseas ministerial visits since 1 January 1993, the date of those visits, the names of the Ministers involved, the purpose of those visits, and the cost to his Department of those visits. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list(a) details of all overseas trips made by him or ministerial colleagues in his Department, paid for wholly or partly from public funds and (b) the purpose, destination and duration of such overseas trips, which officials accompanied him and the total cost in each case, including that of officials to public funds for each year since 1992. 
§ Sir George Young
The destination, duration and purpose of ministerial overseas trips involving public funds for each year since 1992 are listed. Total travel and subsistence costs for Ministers and accompanying private secretaries were £54,080 in 1993–94; £84,013 in 1994–95 and £9,056 so far in 1995–96. Detailed records of visits and associated costs for 1992 are not available.
Information about the number and cost of accompanying officials is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Country visited Duration (days) Purpose SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT 1993 Belgium 1 Aviation conference Belgium 1 Joint EC Transport and Environment Council Belgium 2 Transport Council Norway/Sweden 3 Fact-finding on congestion charging Luxembourg 2 Transport Council France 1 Paris Air Show Luxembourg I Transport Council USA 5 Meeting with US Transportation Secretary on aviation and fact-finding on highways Belgium 2 Transport Council 1994 Greece 3 Informal Transport Council Germany 1 Trilateral, German/French/British meeting Greece 3 Pan-European conference Luxembourg 2 EC Transport Council
Country visited Duration(days) Purpose France 1 Channel Tunnel—official opening France 3 European conference of Ministers of Transport Denmark 2 European Civil Aviation Conference Luxembourg 2 Transport Council USA 1 HM Ambassador, Washington Belgium 1 Transport Council France 1 EPS Eurostar USA 5 Fact-finding and export promotion Belgium 1 Transport Council France 1 Telematics conference 1995 Holland 2½ Fact-finding on cycling France 1 French and German Transport Ministers Belgium 2 Transport Council Switzerland l½ Fact-finding on railways issues Japan/Korea 8 Meeting with Transport Ministers; fact-finding, export promotion and agreement signing Luxembourg 1 Transport Council MINISTER FOR ROADS AND TRAFFIC 1993 Holland 2 European Conference of Transport Ministers 1994 Italy 3 Fact-finding tour on motorway tolling MINISTER FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT 1993 Germany 2 Meetings with German Transport Ministry; export promotion France 1 French Transport Ministry China 1 Chinese Ministry France 1 French Transport Ministry France 1 Railspeed conference 1994 France 1 International station—Lille France 1 Channel tunnel—official opening MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS AND ROADS 1994 Germany 3½ German State Secretary and export promotion France 1 Chambers of Commerce and Bridge Designers France 1 Prometheus Ministers Day Germany 2 German State Secretary and motorway tolling trial site 1995 France 2 Informal Transport Council Austria 2 European Conference of Transport Ministers Germany 2 Centenary celebration of Kiel canal MINISTER FOR AVIATION AND SHIPPING 1993 Belgium 1 Transport Council Eire 1 Meeting with Irish Ministers Belgium 1 Transport Council France 1 Paris Air Show France/Holland/ 2 European airports Germany Holland/Belgium 1 Transport Council/aviation visit
Country visited Duration (days) Purpose Hong Kong 4 Conference on aviation security; discussions on shipping Belgium 2 Transport Council 1994 France 1 Maritime safety; French Transport Minister Israel 5 Export Trade Mission Belgium 1 Maritime Safety and pollution France 1 Port conference Greece 2 Shipping exhibition Denmark 1 Danish Shipping Minister Japan 2 Kansai Airport Management; Transport, Trade and Industry Ministers; export promotion Denmark 1 Ministers of Paris Memorandum of Understanding Group France 1 P&O and Calais Chamber of Commerce Belgium 1 Transport Council 1995 France 1 Paris Air Show MINISTER FOR LOCAL TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY 1993 USA 3 Fact-finding on parking enforcement France 1 Paris Air Show Brazil 5 Conference on alcoholism and drug dependence Germany 3 Conference on traffic problems and solutions Singapore/Hong Kong 9 Fact-finding on public transport operations and congestion charging systems 1994 France 1 Channel Tunnel—official opening Portugal 2 Road Haulage Association Conference France 1 Paris; Ministry of Interior; The Paris Region Transport Administration