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Dunkley’s UK trip cost $10,000

Michael Dunkley's trip to the UK to attend the Joint Ministerial Council Meetings cost just over $10,000.

The Premier travelled to London with Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns on October 30 to take part in the annual gathering of leaders from the UK Overseas Territories and returned on November 3.

According to details released on the Government's ministerial expenses website, the total cost of air travel was $5,447, while the accommodation bill was $2,692.

Just over $680 was spent on ground transport during the trip and a further $1,200 amounted to expenses for Mr Dunkley's annual reception for Bermudians living in the capital.

A summary of the trip states: “The annual meetings bring together the leaders of the UK Overseas Territories with UK Ministers to discuss and address issues of concern, including the UK withdrawal from the European Union, Health, Environment, and the ongoing relationship between the UK and its territories.

“While at the meeting, the OT Leaders were introduced to the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

“In addition, Leaders met with the UK Parliamentary Environment Select Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.

“The Premier was accompanied by the Director of the Bermuda London Office and UK Representative Kimberley Durrant and Secretary to the Cabinet Derrick Binns.”

Michael Dunkley, the Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published November 16, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated November 16, 2016 at 1:16 am)

Dunkley’s UK trip cost $10,000

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