HC Deb 20 April 1998 vol 310 c431W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will list those visits made within the United Kingdom since 1 May on which(a) she and (b) other Ministers within her Department have been accompanied under Rule 83 of the Ministerial Code indicating (i) those persons accompanying and (ii) the cost to public funds. [23763]

Mr. Paul Murphy

[holding answer 19 January 1998]: The information for the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Departments is not available in the form requested. However, the following information is available:

Dates Person accompanying Total cost1 (£)
Secretary of State 30/05/97 to 15/02/98 Spouse, children, parents 7,364
Adam Ingram, MP 09/05/97 to 16/03/98 Spouse 3,044
Tony Worthington, MP 13/06/97 to 02/03/98 Spouse 1,839
Lord Dubs 16/05/97 to 06/03/98 Spouse, child 1,588
1Includes cost of cars, flights and duty weekends in Northern Ireland