HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 cc152-3W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the visits he has made abroad in the last 12 months; how long he spent in each location; and what was the purpose of each visit. [21422]

Dr. Mawhinney

In addition to those listed in the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. Byers) on 20 February,Official Report, column 4, I have also undertaken the following visits:

Country Duration Purpose
Switzerland 24 hours Visit to the Swiss Transport Minister
Brussels 2 days European Transport Council
Japan 4 days Visits to the Japanese Transport Minister, various railway companies in Tokyo and Nagoya and to banks and leasing companies interested in the sale of British Rail ROSCOs.
Korea 4 days Wreath laying ceremony Gloster Valley. Visits to the Korean Minister of Transport and Construction, the mayor of Seoul and various Korean companies with potential investments in the UK. Addressed regional British chambers of commerce; Korean Institute of Transport joint UK/Korean seminar; and Korean Ministry of Political Affairs seminar on local government.