HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c389W
Mr. Tyrie

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions between 31 March 2001 and 31 March 2002(a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity; what places were visited; and how much each visit cost. [58737]

Ruth Kelly

Special advisers' travel accompanying Ministers was set out in my answer to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) of 1 May 2002,Official Report, column 879W. Advisers have also travelled abroad on seven other occasions, at an average cost of £1,490 per visit, to Madrid. Switzerland, Stockholm, Washington, Toronto and to Paris twice. All travel by special advisers is undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.

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