HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc274-5W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list all overseas visits made since 1 May 1997 on which he or any other Minister in his Department has been accompanied under Rule 83 of the Ministerial Code, indicating(a) who accompanied him (b) the cost to public funds of each such visit. [23252]

Mr. Hoon

My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor was accompanied by Lady Irvine at the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers, held in Trinidad and Tobago on 4–11 January 1998. The total cost of the trip from public funds for the Lord Chancellor, Lady Irvine and an official was £13,487.74.