Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

246 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform 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. [18990/03]

The information sought by the Deputy is set out as follows:

Destination

Date

Reason for travel

1. Luxembourg

13/06/02

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

2. Denmark (Copenhagen)

13/09/02

Informal EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers Meeting

3. Oxford

7-8/09/02

British Irish Association Conference

4. London

9/10/02

Anglo-Irish Meeting

5. Luxembourg

14-15/10/02

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

6. London

25/11/02

Meeting with UK Home Secretary/Organised Crime Conference

7. Brussels

28-29/11/02

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

8. Germany (Trier)

02/12/02

ERA Conference

9. Brussels

19/12/02

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

10. London

23/01/03

Anglo-Irish Meeting

11. Cyprus

20-22/02/03

Visit to UNCIVPOL Garda contingent

12. Brussels

27-28/02/03

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

13. China (Shanghai and Beijing)

13-20/03/03

Representing the Government for St. Patrick's Day

14. Greece (Veria)

28-29/03/03

Informal EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers Meeting

15. London

10/04/03

Anglo-Irish Meeting

16. Brussels

08/05/03

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

17. London

20/05/2003

Anglo-Irish Meeting

18. Luxembourg

05-06/06/03

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting

19. London

02/07/03

Anglo-Irish Meeting