HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 cc159-60W
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister if she will list in the Official Report the official visits she has made overseas since January 1984 to date, and the total costs of each visit to public funds.

The Prime Minister

My official visits overseas since January 1984 and their cost to my Office1 are:

Year Destination Cost £
January Italy 8,817
January France 3,038
February Hungary 12,469
February Soviet Union 28,767
March Belgium 14,982
April Portugal 22,276
May France 3,000
June France 12,369
November India 81,441
November/December France 13,016
December Hong Kong/China/USA 106,024
December Republic of Ireland 12,509
January Germany 6,556
February United States of America 50,113
March Belgium 8,990
March Soviet Union 28,669
April South East Asia/Saudi Arabia 108,341
May Germany 13,615
June Italy 43,755
July United States of America 33,530
September Egypt/Jordan 37,761
October Bahamas/United States of America 168,539
November Belgium 3,945
December Luxembourg 20,934
Estimated Cost £
January France 4,820
March Italy 5,340
May Japan/Korea 120,360
May Israel 47,090
June Netherlands 21,100
July Canada 32,300
September Germany 12,220
September Norway 14,350
November France 3,690
November United States of America 46,830
December France 8,500


1 The costs given are the costs charged to the Prime Ministers Office. These include, for example, travel and subsistence costs for the No. 10 party, but exclude recoveries made from other Departments and from journalists travelling with the party.