§ Mr. Tyrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will (1) list the total number of occasions when(a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity since 2 May 1997; 
(2) what was the total cost, including travel and accommodation, of each occasion when a special adviser from his Department travelled abroad in an official capacity since 2 May 1997, whether accompanied by a Minister or not, indicating the place visited. 
§ Ms Jowell
Between 2 May 1997 and 30 June 1999, special advisers have accompanied my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State abroad on six occasions to America, Brussels and Madrid at a total cost of £6,370.
All travel complied with the requirements of the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code.