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More than £18,000 spent on ministers trips in September and October

UK party conference, Bahrain and Brussels 

More than £18,000 was spent for ministers to attend four off Island events in September and October.

The figures have been published by the Isle of Man Government.

Towards the end of September, Chief Minister Alfred Cannan and Infrastructure Minister Chris Thomas went to the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, along with one government officer.

The trip cost £3,409.91, including more than £1,600 on hotels, and £1,200 on other expenses.

The following week, Mr Cannan was joined by Treasury Minister Alex Allinson at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

That visit cost a total of £5,299.54. On top of travel and hotel costs, it included more than £3,100 of non-specified other expenses.

From the Tory Party Conference, the Chief Minister headed to Bahrain - a trip that cost £6,771.71, the majority of which was attributed to travel expenses.

The final trip in a busy month of travel for Mr Cannan was to Brussels for a political engagement, along with two government officers.

The trip to Belgium cost £2,571.92, including hotel charges, travel and almost £500 on event hosting fees.

Government publishes all expenses of ministers' off Island trips within 60 days of travel.

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