Trade links with Kurdistan (4)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the total cost of your recent trip?


Answer for Trade links with Kurdistan (4)

Answer for Trade links with Kurdistan (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA incurred a cost of £1,500 for security training, but all travel expenses (flights and on the ground transport) were paid for by the Kurdistan Regional Government. Sir Edward Lister and Will Walden travelled under the Foreign Office's (FCO) duty of care whilst in the country. Both accommodation and security costs for HMG's staff in Erbil are fixed. As my visit contributed to the Consulate General's commercial objectives, the FCO covered these costs. The GLA recommended an increase to its contingency insurance cover. The extended insurance cover was taken up, at a one off cost of £10,000.