§ Mr. Tyrie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the occasions when special advisers in his Department have travelled abroad in an official capacity accompanied by Ministers; and if he will give the total travel cost of each occasion and the place visited. 
§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on what dates special advisers from his Department have travelled abroad on official business since 2 May 1997; which countries were visited on each occasion; and what were the names of the special advisers who travelled abroad on each occasion. 
§ Mr. Prescott
In the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 1999, Special Advisers in my Department have accompanied Ministers overseas in an official capacity on 36 occasions to Asia and the Far East, Australasia, the USA, South America and mainland Europe. The total cost of travel and any hotel accommodation is £68,500. All travel complied with the requirements of the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.