HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c520W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many flights including helicopter flights were taken by Ministers within his Department for UK and overseas visits in each year since 1995; on how many occasions(a) charter flights were used and (b) first and club class tickets obtained; and who accompanied the Ministers on each trip. [143859]

Mr. Ingram

Ministers are under a duty to make efficient and cost-effective travel arrangements. This Government have given a commitment to publish an annual list of visits by Cabinet Ministers costing more than £500 as well as an annual figure on spend by all Ministers on overseas visits. The list for 1999–2000 was published on 28 July 2000,Official Report, column 969W.

Detailed information in the form requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.