§ Mr. Gapes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all the overseas visits made by Ministers in his Department since 1992 indicating the places visited, the reasons for the visit, the cost to public funds and whether the Ministers concerned were accompanied by members of their family. 241W
§ Mr. Howard
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Warrington, South (Mr. Hall) on 1 April at column62. Since then, there has been one ministerial overseas visit. This was made by the Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, West (Mr. Sackville), to The Hague on 1 and 2 April to discuss British and Dutch co-operation on drugs matters. He was not accompanied by any member of his family. The cost of the visit, including that of accompanying officials, was £1,093.