§ Mr. Sillars
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many overseas visits by hon. Members or former hon. Members his Department has sponsored in the past two years.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Fourteen hon. Members have travelled to the United Nations General Assembly in New York under FCO sponsorship (seven in 1987–88, seven in 1988–89). There have been no visits under the FCO sponsored visitors scheme. That figure does not include visits overseas by FCO Ministers, or hon. Members travelling in a ministerial capacity.