§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for each of his executive agencies for the last financial year in respect of overseas travel by agency staff(a) the costs of the travel, (b) the countries visited and (c) the posts held by the staff concerned. 695W
The information for the Chancellor of the Exchequer's four agencies is as follows:
Cost of overseas travel 1994–95 Countries visited Posts held by travelling staff Central Statistical Office £159,661 Countries of the European Community Switzerland, Scandinavia, United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong Directors (Grades la to Grade 4) Heads of Inquiry Divisions, Branches and Sections (Grades 5–7) Heads of Statistical Units (Grades of 5–7) Heads of Service Divisions, Branches and Sections and staff (Grades EO to Grade 5) Statistical staff (SEO to Assistant Statistician)
PAYMASTER There was no overseas travel by staff of the PAYMASTER in the last financial year.
Royal Mint This information could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The Mint is a commercial organisation which carries out more than two-thirds of its business for export. This necessarily entails extensive overseas visits by Mint staff.
Valuation Office Agency
Only one overseas visit as follows:
Cost of overseas travel 1994–95 Countries visited Posts held by travelling staff £275 Dublin, Ireland Grade 5 and 7