§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much his Department spent during the financial years 1994–95 and 1995–96 on sending civil servants accompanying Ministers from his Department on official duties abroad. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
This information is not available centrally as costs of private office staff accompanying Ministers are included with costs for Ministers, while records for other officials are held with their corresponding divisions in the Department. This information would, therefore, be available only at disproportionate cost.