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Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list events at which his Department and each agency and non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible have exhibited in each of the last three years, stating for each (a) the purpose of exhibiting, (b) the cost of exhibiting and (c) the number of staff attending for the exhibition. [107617]

The Department and its agencies exhibits at many events each year. These include commercial trade exhibitions; local outreach events for The Pension Service, job fairs organised by Jobcentre Plus; and a host of other events aimed at the general public and other stakeholders—ranging from Green Paper consultations to forums aimed at the pensions industry.The details requested are not held centrally for these many types of event. As a result the answer can be provided only at disproportionate cost.