HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc982-3W
Mr. Ancram

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the foreign visits he has made since 1 April 2003; what the dates were; whom he met; what the cost to public funds was of each; and what gifts were received on each. [124356]

Mr. Straw

[holding answer 8 July 2003]: The table lists my overseas visits since 1 April 2003, including details of the main people I met, gifts and cost to public funds (where they are known). Full financial details will be available at the end of the financial year.

Dates Destination Purpose of trip Interlocutors Cost of public funds (if yet available) Gifts received (if any)
29 June to 2 July Tehran, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait, Basra and Baghdad Bilateral tour of the region Iran: President, Foreign Minister and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Afghanistan: President, Foreign Minister. Interior Minister, Gov. of Kandahar and Tribal Elders Kuwait: First Deputy PM and Minister, of Foreign Affairs Iraq, Basra: British Troops Iraq, Baghda: Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, UN Special Rep for Iraq and Iraqi political representatives Not yet available Rug given by the President Afghanistan. Rug given by the Interim Administration of Afghanistan

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