§ Mr. Byers
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list for each occasion involving travel abroad at public expense mentioned in his answer of 2 November,Official Report, columns 1131–32, (i) the Minister whose spouse attended, (ii) the location abroad, (iii) the purpose of the Minister's visit and the activities taken part in by the spouse and (iv) the total cost of each trip.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The occasions on which DTI Minister's spouses travelled abroad at public expense during the past year are listed. Ministerial trips were undertaken for trade promotion and trade relations purposes. All accompanying spouses were involved in the official programmes as well as undertaking separate engagements.
Minister Country Cost for Minister and Spouse £ Mrs. Hamilton accompanied Mr. Hamilton, Minister for Corporate Affairs Romania 2,004.20 Lady Ferrers accompanied Earl Ferrers, Minister for Small Firms and Consumer Affairs Singapore/Australia/New Zealand 12,037.08 Mrs. Taylor accompanied Mr. Taylor, PUSS for Trade and Technology Germany 726.68 Mrs. Eggar accompanied Mr. Eggar, Minister for Industry and Energy South America 11,319.38 Mrs. Heseltine accompanied Mr. Heseltine, President of the Board of Trade Australia/ Japan 12,010.00 Mrs Heseltine accompanied Mr. Heseltine, President of the Board of Trade South Africa 7,900.00