§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. 
Dr. John Cunningham
[holding answer 15 January 1998]: I can confirm that under Rule 83 of the Ministerial Code, Mrs. Cunningham accompanied me on two official overseas visits, the details of which are given. Her costs, in respect of the visit to Rome, have not been met from public funds.
Date Location Meeting £ 25 May 1997-27 May 1997 Netherlands May Informal Agriculture Council of EU Ministers 12,288.00 10 October 1997-12 October 1997 Rome Bilateral with Italian Agriculture Minister 1,062.00 1 £457.60 for Mrs. Cunningham.