Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 20th January 1997.
Ministerial Visit (Indian Sub-continent)
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister what was the cost to public funds of his visit to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; and who accompanied him on his visit.
The Prime Minister: I was accompanied by my wife and my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. We took 24 members of my office and other staff, 23 members of the press and 48 representatives of British industry, although not all of them accompanied us throughout the entire visit.
Detailed cost information is not yet available. The representatives from industry and the press will, of course, be charged in the normal manner.