Invitation to attend the 2004 Olympic games in Athens

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 585

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 OF 03 SEPTEMBER 2004

MR LB LABUSCHAGNE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

(1) Whether (a) she, (b) her Deputy Ministers or (c) any officials of her ministry or department were invited to attend the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens; if so, (I) which persons and officials and (ii) at whose invitation in each case;

(2) Whether (a) she, (b) her Deputy Ministers or (c) any officials accepted the invitation; if so, (I) why and (ii) how many days was each away from work as a result;

(3) Whether any costs were incurred by the taxpayer as a result of the trip in respect of each specified person; if not, what factors were taken into consideration in reaching this conclusion; if so, (a) what were the costs in respect of each specified person and (b) in respect of what items was this expenditure incurred;

(4) Whether she and/or her Deputy Ministers have declared the trip as a gift in terms of the Executive Members' Code of Conduct; if not, why not; if so, what is the estimated value of this hospitality? N836E

REPLY:

(1) Yes. The Minister was invited by the Greek Foreign Minister during the last official visit to Athens, Greece.

(2) No.

(3) Falls away.

(4) Falls away.

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