HC Deb 28 February 2002 vol 380 c1543W
Mr. Collins

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions since 1 May 1997 (a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity; and if she will list the total cost, including (i) travel, (ii) accommodation and (iii) subsistence allowance, for each occasion. [37975]

Estelle Morris

[holding answer 27 February]: Between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2001, a Special Adviser in my Department travelled abroad on one occasion at a cost of £4,479. Information for the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 2000 is already in the public domain. All travel by Special Advisers is undertaken in accordance with rules set out in the Ministerial Code, and the Civil Service Management Code.