- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Part of:
- Costs relating to State and Guest of Government visits
- 19 April 2017
Costs relating to State and Guests of Government visits to the UK between November 2016 and March 2017.
State and Guest of Government visits - November 2016 to March 2017
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The principals were invited to the UK as Guests of Her Majesty The Queen (State Visits) or Guests of Government at the invitation of the Prime Minister or Foreign Secretary.
For such visits the FCO covers the cost of accommodation, transport, food and incidentals (to a set limit) in the UK for the Official Delegation (Principal plus a maximum of 10 ministers or senior officials) during the official programme only. Accommodation costs for one FCO Visit Officer are also paid. International air fares for the visiting delegation are the responsibility of the Government concerned.
Costs for State and Guest of Government visits vary depending on the rank of the principal, the length of visit, numbers in the delegation and individual programme requirements. The Royal Family and UK ministers receive similar treatment on some visits overseas, when the host country covers the costs.
Published: 19 April 2017