HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1180W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people attended the UN Racism summit in Durban in September 2001, from(a) his Department and (b) other UK Government Departments; and what the total cost of the visit was. [66215]

Mr. MacShane

In addition to Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Baroness Amos and Home Office Minister Angela Eagle, 19 officials from UK Government Departments attended the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban in September 2001 at an average cost of approximately £3,100.

10 of these officials were from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, seven were from the Home Office, one was from the Department for Education and Skills and one was from the Scottish Executive.

The Government publish on an annual basis details of all Ministers' visits overseas. Details of travel undertaken during the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 will be published in a similar form to previous years as soon as possible. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.