HC Deb 10 February 1999 vol 325 c280W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate his Department's expenditure on overseas travel for(a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99, (c) 1999–2000, (d) 2000–01 and (e) 2001–02. [69252]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 4 February 1999]: Information on overseas travel in The Scottish Office is not held separately and cannot be disaggregated from total expenditure on travel without disproportionate costs in staff time. Overseas travel for future years is not estimated separately.

From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.