HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c222W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at public expense since March 2002; what countries they have visited; and what the total cost of each visit was. [127476]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Since March 2002, Ministers have travelled abroad to the United States of America, Belgium on three occasions, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland.

The total costs of these visits are shown in the table:

Destination Costs £
United States of America 5,892
Belgium 1. 416
2. 1,170
3. 306
Italy 944
Luxembourg 545
Mexico 10,520
Norway 1,075
Switzerland 668

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