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Thursday, 27 February 1975
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Mr Nixon asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

Apart from the charter cost of the Boeing 707, what were the additional costs and charges met by the taxpayer in relation to individual members of the party on the last overseas tour.


Mr Whitlam - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Appropriation Bill (No. 1 ) 1975-76 will show, against the Department of the Special Minister of State, expenditure in the preceding financial year for overseas travel by Ministers and their personal staff. Expenditure on behalf of other persons will be shown in the Bill against the appropriate departments. This is the normal practice, followed under this and previous Governments. Detailed costs have not yet been finalised, but would include such items as travelling allowances, accommodation, reciprocal hospitality, gifts, fares and excess baggage, car hire and miscellaneous expenses, which are normal for overseas missions.







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