HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 cc1093-4W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people attended the WTO meeting in Doha in November 2001 from(a) her Department and (b) other UK Government Departments; and what the total cost of the visit was. [662161

Ms Hewitt

My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister for Trade and I attended the fourth WTO Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001 for the Department of Trade and Industry. We were supported by 10 DTI officials.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development was present on behalf of the Department for International Development supported by three MID officials.

My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment represented the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with three officials from that Department.

In addition, five Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials were present, and one each from HM Treasury and the Department of Work and Pensions. In total, four Ministers and 22 officials attended.

Three NGO representatives (from the CBI, TUC and OXFAM—on behalf of the Trade Network) also attended as part of the official UK delegation.

The total cost of the visit was £156,500.

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