Status on the Overseas Trips taken by the Minister and Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs during the last three years
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: PQ1619 NW2437E
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO … OF 12 OCTOBER 2007
Mr AJ Leon (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
1. In respect of each of the past three years up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (a) how many overseas trips were undertaken by (i) her and (ii) departmental officials, (b) what was the total amount spent on these trips and (c) for each trip undertaken, (i) who were the members of the delegation that was sent, (ii) what was the nature and purpose and (iii) what were the benefits derived:
2. Whether each trip was authorised; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2437E
As the Department of Foreign Affairs we travel a great deal. The Honourable Member will find the general information in the audited and strategic plans of the Department. If there is a specific trip that the Honourable Member is interested in, the Honourable Member should specify.