§ Mr. Tyrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the total number of occasions when(a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity since 2 May 1997. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
Between 2 May 1997 and 28 February 1999, my Special Advisers have made visits on four occasions in an official capacity. All travel complied with the requirements of the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.