The British Council works with MPs and peers to deliver our strategic objectives for building relationships for the UK through English, the arts, education and society. We invite ministers and parliamentarians to speak at conferences such as our annual Going Global international higher education conference. Where we fund visits abroad by parliamentarians, we publish this information. 

Our travel and expenses policy states that for air journeys, economy class should normally be used where the travelling time is under eight hours and premium economy where the travelling time is eight hours or more. The travelling time is the total time spent travelling, including stopovers on the way.

1 July 2017 - 29 May 2018

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017

1 January - 30 June 2016

1 July – 31 December 2015

1 January - 30 June 2015 – no information to report

1 July 2014 - 31 December 2014

1 April - 30 June 2014 – no information to report

1 January – 31 March 2014 – no information to report

31 July 2013 - 31 December 2013

1 May - 30 July 2013

1 January – 30 April 2013

1 July – 31 December 2012

1 April - 30 June 2012 – no information to report 

1 January – 31 March 2012 – no information to report 

1 October - 31 December 2011

1 July - 30 September 2011 

1 April - 30 June 2011

1 January - 31 March 2011

1 September - 31 December 2010 – no information to report 

2 June - 31 August 2010

2 March - 1 June 2010 - no information to report 

1 December 2009 - 1 March 2010 - no information to report 

1 September - 1 December 2009

1 January - 1 September 2009

1 January - 31 December 2008

1 July - 31 December 2007