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Wednesday, 11 December 1974
Page: 3459

Senator Townley asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Which Ministers have travelled overseas since December 1972.

(2)   How many trips have been made by each Minister.

(   3 ) What has been the cost of each trip.

(4)   How many persons accompanied the Ministers.

(5)   What has been the total cost of overseas ministerial trips since the Government assumed office.

Senator Murphy - The Prime Minister has supplied the following information for answer to the honourable senator's question: (1), (2) and (4) Information on overseas visits commenced between 2 December 1972 and 16 July 1974 was given on 23 August 1973 (House of Representatives Hansard page 381) and on 2 August 1 974 ( House of Representatives Hansard page 1 108).

Details of overseas visits commenced between 16 July and 13 November 1974 (the date of the question) are as follows:



(3)   and (5) The Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1973-1974 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 1 ) 1974-1975 show, against the Department of the Special Minister of State, expenditure for the preceding financial years for overseas travel by Ministers (including personal staff). The cost of other travel is shown in the Bills against the appropriate departments. Costs are not recorded in accordance with the breakdown requested by the honourable senator.

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