Written Answers. - Foreign Travel.

Ivor Callely

Question:

661 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the projected number of visits which he will undertake between now and the end of December 1996, in the context of Ireland's Presidency of the EU, to EU member destinations, other European destinations, North American destinations, African destinations and other destinations; the total cost of such travel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16649/96]

Apart from my attendance at the EU Council of Ministers as detailed in the attached schedule it is not possible at this stage, to project the extent of additional travel which I will be required to undertake in connection with the EU Presideny. This will be determined largely by events at EU level and in particular the processing of agenda items for Council. It would not be realistic to give a cost for travel at this juncture.

Travel Arrangements of the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications in connection with Ireland's Presidency of the EU

Venue

Date

Purpose

Brussels

27 September 1996

Telecommunications Council

Luxembourg

3 October 1996

Transport Council

Brussels

28 November 1996

Telecommunications Council

Brussels

3 December 1996

Energy Council

Brussels

12 December 1996

Transport Council