HC Deb 09 December 2002 vol 396 c76W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total expenditure of(a) her Department and (b) its agencies was on official travelling in 2001–02. [84792]

Dr. Howells

[holding answer 3 December 2002]: DCMS expenditure for travelling and subsistence for 2001–2002 was £752,860. In addition, expenditure by the Royal Parks Agency was £26,015.

Since 1999, the Government has published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government has also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Details of travel undertaken during the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 were published on 24 July 2002 (Official Report, columns 1374–1375W). The cost of Ministers' visits overseas for 2002–03 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the current financial year. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

All travel is undertaken fully in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Libraries of both Houses.