HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c870W
Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list visits made by each Minister in the Department between December 2003 and April 2004, broken down by(a) date, (b) constituency visited and (c) cost. [171565]

Hilary Benn

I visited the City of York on 17 March for departmental business. This visit cost £226.

Gareth Thomas travelled to East Kilbride (DFID's second Headquarters) on 4 December 2003 at a cost of £163.10. On Thursday 18 December 2003 Gareth Thomas travelled to Gateshead, East and Tynemouth at a cost of £254.00. These visits were undertaken as part of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's departmental business.

For details of overseas visits the Government publishes on an annual basis the total costs of all ministerial overseas travel and a list of all visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500. Information for 2003–04 is currently being collected and will be published as soon as it is ready.

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