HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc429-30W
Mr. Tyrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her answer of 29 March 1999,Official Report, column 477, on Special Advisers, if she will give the total travel cost of each occasion when advisers travelled abroad in an official capacity since 2 May 1997 and the place visited. [82415]

Marjorie Mowlam

For the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 1999, Special Advisers in my Department have travelled overseas in an official capacity on 5 occasions. The costs are shown in the table.

All travel complied with the requirements of the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.

Date/Place visited Cost1 (£)
12 November 1997
New York/Washington/Boston/San Francisco 5,397.70
14 March 1998
Boston/Washington/New York 5,324.60
19 July 1998
Boston/Washington/New York 2,386.50
6 October 1998
New York 3,261.95
15 March 1999
Washington/New York 3,360.40
1The cost refers to flights only