Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.

Paul Kehoe

Question:

235 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Transport the number of times since his appointment to the Government he has been out of the country on official business; the locations he travelled to, the dates and the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18989/03]

The number of official trips abroad I have undertaken, to date, since my appointment as Minister for Transport are as follows:

Date

Purpose

Venue

12th-14th September 2002

Visit to Big-Dig and other related Transport meeting concerning Boston and Massachusetts

Boston

17th January 2003

Meeting with Transport for London

London

5th-7th March 2003

Visit to metro and meeting with Spanish counterpart

Madrid

14th-19th March 2003

Attending the St. Patrick's Day festivities

Boston

22nd-23rd March 2003

Meeting the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce and the Welsh Development agency

Cardiff

27th-28th March 2003

Attending Transport Council

Brussels

23rd-24th April 2003

Meeting of EMCT

Brussels

5th-6th June 2003

Attending Transport Council

Luxembourg

12th June 2003

Launch of “Irish in Britain” business yearbook.

London