§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the total cost to his Department of each trip abroad on coal and energy-related matters undertaken by himself and the Minister for Energy; and what contributions to the costs were made by other organisations.
§ Mr. Heseltine
[holding answer 9 March 1993]: The information requested is as follows:
Destination Total cost £ President Russia and Azerbaijan1 11,600 President and Mr. Eggar Belgium 2,200 Mr. Eggar United States of America (twice) 13,200 Belgium (twice) 900 Portugal 1,000 Norway (four times) 6,300 Austria 1,000 Germany 1,200 Japan/China 10,100 France 600 1 Energy related matters formed only part of the purpose of this trip.
No contributions to the costs of these visits were received from other organisations.