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Exhibitions

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. [107615]

The FCO's attendance at exhibitions in the UK is mainly at careers fairs to increase diversity in recruitment and/or at other events to raise awareness of its consular and other services. Details available for the last three financial years are given in the following table. The British Council also attended five exhibitions in this period to promote its Connect Youth International

EventDateStaff attendingPurpose of exhibitingCost (£)
Exhibitions attended by the FCO—financial year 2000–01
Recruitment section
Data for FY 2000–01 available only at disproportionate cost in time available
Consular Directorate
Destinations 2001, London1–4 February 20013Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry5,522.50
Holiday Show 2001, Birmingham23–25 February 20023Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry2,146.72
Independent Travellers World Show, Leeds3–4 March 20013Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry1,985.75
British Council
Directorate of Social Services Charity Fair 20012Promotion of Connect Youth International programme440.00
Total10,094.97
Exhibitions attended by the FCO—financial year 2002–03 University Careers Fairs
Lambeth College15 May 20022To encourage applications which reflect UK's rich cultural diversity0.00
Brunel10 June 20022386.25
South Bank26 June 200220.00
Jet Alumni Association20 September 20022250.00
London Metropolitan26 September 20021376.00
SOAS12 November 20022329.00
Middlesex28 February 200330.00
Central Lanes (canx)canx fee090.00
Central Lancashire29 May 20022352.50
Southampton12 June 20022381.88
Cardiff, Wales13 June 20022298.13
Exeter19 June 20022299.00
Edinburgh19 June 20022346.63
Bath24 June 20022317.25
Sheffield22 October 20022934.13
Teeside1 November 2002275.00
De Montford Leicester13 November 20022129.25
Coventry20 November 2002215.00
Swansea19 February 200320.00
Umist12 March 200320.00
Aberystwyth19 March 20032293.75
Regional fairs
Windsor Fellowship26 April 200220.00
B'ham Diversity Fair1–2 May 200231,756.63
Grades Diversity (UCL)30 May 200221,169.13
Yorkshire Careers Fair18 June 20022934.13
London Grad Fair26–27 June 20021145,625.90
Glasgow1–2 July 200232,359.99
Jobscene Belfast27–28 September 200222,461.63
Jobscene Birmingham10–11 October 200232,408.75
Egrex-London16–18 October 2002153,454.50
Jobscene Olympia26–27January 2003TBC2,402.88
Grades (Warwick)7 March 200331,700.81
Consular Directorate
London Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras4 July 20023Outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travellers117.50
Holiday and Travel Show, Manchester10–12 January 20033Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry5,355.65
Adventure Travel Show, London10–12 January 20033Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry2,350.00
Destinations 200330 January-2 February 20033Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry9,533.95
British Council
Directorate of Social Services Charity Fair2Promotion of Connect Youth International programme1,410.00
Association of Principal Youth and Community Officers2Promotion of Connect Youth International programme375.00
Total48,290.22
Exhibitions attended by the FCO—financial year 2001–02 Recruitment Section
University Careers Fairs
Kensington Town Hall28–29 August 2001FCO Services DepartmentTo encourage applications which reflect UK's rich cultural diversity0.00

programme (see table). Further information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. This is in line with exemption 9 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.

Event

Date

Staff attending

Purpose of exhibiting

Cost (£)

Surrey4 October 20012111.63
Queen Mary & Westfield16 October 20012294.00
Essex29 October 2001285.90
SOAS13 November 20012332.00
Middlesex27 February 200220.00
Creating Diversity31 July/1 August87,000.00
Aberdeen16 May 200121,548.50
Central Lancashire06 June 20012293.75
Reading21 June 20012455.50
Exeter20 June 20012931.00
Agcas Biennial4–7 September011500.00
Ethnic Media Group Fair12–13 September 2001

120

1,462.50
Methodist College, Belfast14–15 September 200121,550.00
Jet Alumni Fair21 September 20013200.00
Swaminarayan Hindu Mission23 September 20012500.00
Derby18 October 2001250.00
Keele6 November 20012203.80
Edinburgh8 November 200121,443.00
Dundee & Abertay14 November 20012962.44
D Montford Leicester14 November 20012347.30
Cambridge14 February 200210.00
UMIST, Manchester13 March 200220.00
Lampeter19 March 200220.00
Aberystwyth20 March 20022235.00

Regional Fairs

London Graduate Fair27–28 June 2001

110

4,708.00
Yorkshire Graduate Fair19 June 20012662.00
Scottish Graduate Fair2–3 July 200135,300.00
Birmingham Graduate Fair6–7 November 200124,527.63
Job Scene-Olympia27–28 January 2002

112

4,506.00
Leicester Ethnic Fair5 March 20022258.50

FCO Services Section

EXPO 2001October 20013Raising FCO awareness and selling into wider markets500.00
Excel Computer ShowOctober 20012Selling into wider markets5,000.00
Various Recruitment ShowsSeptember 2001-January 2003

213

Recruitment1,850.00

Consular Directorate

Holiday & Travel Show, Glasgow18–20 January 20023Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry5,211.36
Destinations 200231 January-3 Feburary 20023Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry8,605.41
Holiday Show 2002, Birmingham22–24 February 20023Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry2,146.72
Independent Travellers World Show22–24 February 20023Disseminating travel advice to public & networking with travel industry0.00
Adventure Travel Show11–13 January 20023Part of mini campaign targetting backpackers

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British Council

Directorate of Social Services Charity Fair 20012Promotion of Connect Youth International programme840.00
Multilingual Conference in Sheffield2Promotion of Connect Youth International programme60.00
Total62,681.94

1 On shifts

2 Total across all events

3 Cost cannot be broken down from campaign consultants fee