HC Deb 26 February 1998 vol 307 c355W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his officials attended conferences(a) in the United Kingdom and (b) overseas; and how many and what percentage made (i) oral and (ii) written contributions to the matters under discussion in the last 12 months for which figures are available. [31166]

Mrs. Liddell

Treasury officials attend numerous conferences both at home and abroad in pursuit of the Government's agenda. I would be surprised if they did not make either oral or written contributions on these occasions. However, statistics on such contributions could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.