HC Deb 16 October 2002 vol 390 cc865-6W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds. [36810]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 25 February 2002]Parliamentary Private Secretaries supporting Ministers in this Department have travelled overseas on Government business on three occasions. As military transport was used no additional costs were incurred. All travel complied with the requirements of the Ministerial Code.