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 89W 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.