HC Deb 13 June 1996 vol 279 cc238-9W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. [32416]

Mr. Horam

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Warrington, South (Mr. Hall) on 1 March,Official Report, columns 762–64. Within the overall cost of ministerial visits to other countries, it is not possible to identify separately the element attributable to civil servants accompanying Ministers.