§ Sir Donald Kaberry
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many Ministers in his Department have made journeys abroad; if he will specify the number of separate occasions (a) to EEC countries and (b) to overseas countries outside the EEC within the 12 months to 30 June; how many staff of his Department and others accompanied the individual Minister on each occasion; what was the overall cost on each occasion in respect of travel, subsistence and other expenditure involved; how many days were occupied on each visit; what was the object of each journey; and how many such visits are now planned to be undertaken from 1 July to 31 December.
§ Mr. Channon
My right hon. and noble Friend the Lord President of the Council has made the following three official visits to EEC countries in the period to 30 June 1980:87W
Date Place Accompanied by Cost Duration Purpose of Visit 17.7.79 Strasbourg 1 official £991 1 day Inaugural session of European Parliament 12.10.79 Paris nil £126 1 day To confer with French Minister of Foreign Trade 17.10.79 Brussels nil £235 1 day To confer with the Vice President of the European Commission
No official visits have been made by CSD Ministers to overseas countries outside the EEC in the same period. One official visit to an EEC country is planned in the period 1 July to 31 December.