HC Deb 02 November 1993 vol 231 cc88-9W
Dr. John Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the total cost to public funds of his journeys abroad since April 1992.

Mr. Hurd

The total cost of overseas visits by me and my accompanying officials in the period April 1992 to August 1993, excluding those in an EC capacity, was £1.377 million of which £656,000 was paid to the RAF for use of its planes.

The period covers the United Kingdom presidency of the EC during which I paid a number of visits in an EC capacity, the costs of which are borne by the presidency in office. These amounted to £658,000 of which £178,000 was paid to the RAF.

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