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Exhibitions

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list events at which her Department and each agency and non-departmental public body for which her 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. [107626]

The following is a list of the events at which attendance or an exhibit were commissioned centrally by Defra as part of the Department's publicity programme. This covers the period since the Department's inception in June 2001. The events were commissioned at a cost of £0.5 million in 2001–02 and £1.2 million in 2002–03 to Defra's central publicity budget.The number of staff attending each event is not available and the information for each agency and non-departmental body for which Defra is responsible could be collated only at a disproportionate cost.

Shows 2001–02

  • Agrivision (National Event) NAG Stoneleigh
  • Permanent Defra Exhibition Event (continually updated) Brockhole Visitor Centre, Lake District ESA, Cumbria.
  • Beef 2001 Royal Agricultural College
  • Agrivision South of England Agricultural Society, Ardingley, West Sussex
  • Crufts Dogs Show NEC Birmingham
  • Agrivision Show Cornwall Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • The Supreme Cat Show, NEC, Birmingham
  • National Cat Club, Olympia, London
  • Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • Devon County Show, Westpoint, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter
  • Town & Country Festival NAC, Stoneleigh, Warks
  • Tatton Park Show, Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • CLA Game Fair, Shuttleworth College, Bedfordshire
  • Fruit Focus Show, Hadlow College, Kent
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Hampton Court, Surrey
  • BBC Gardeners World Live, NEC, Birmingham
  • Bath & West Dairy Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Earl's Court, London
  • FMD Information—Mobile Unit visited Houghton, Oakhampton, Barnstaple, Northallerton and Ripon
  • Careers Fair—Exhibition—Building Design Centre, Islington

Conferences/seminars 2001–02

  • Study Group Meeting Conference
  • TSE Research Workshop—Durham University
  • Public Appointments Seminar—Nottingham
  • Careers Seminars, Bromsgrove School
  • English Rural Development Programme Seminar, Bewl Water, Ardingley, Devon and Reading
  • Planning and Diversification Seminar—Reading and Oxford
  • Public Appointments Seminar—Norwich, Abingdon, Nottingham
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance Seminar—Woolfson Theatre, NAG, Stoneleigh
  • Golden Rules Seminar—Kendal, Cumbria
  • Waste Seminar—QEII
  • Food and Farming Conference—Oxford
  • Map 'Launch' with Countryside Agency, Portcullis House, Westminster
  • SEAC Open Meeting Conference QE2 Centre, London
  • Developing DEFRA Conference, Aston Villa, F.C. Birmingham
  • National Energy Crop—TDI Victoria Street
  • 18 x FMD Recovery Seminars (Nationwide)

Exhibitions/shows 2002–03

  • Agrivision (Midlands) Stafford
  • Permanent Exhibition–Brockhole Visitor Centre, Lake District ESA, Cumbria
  • Sprays and Sprayers 2002, NAG, Stoneleigh
  • Lincolnshire Show, Grange-De-Lincs, Lincoln
  • Tatton Park Flower Show 2002, Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • Fruit Focus 2002, East Mailing, Kent
  • Pig and Poultry Fair, NAC, Stoneleigh
  • Devon Country, Westpoint, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter
  • Grassland (and MUCK), NAC Stoneleigh
  • Beef 2002 Woolner, Northumberland
  • Royal Bath and West, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Royal Cornwall, Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • South of England, Ardingley, W. Sussex
  • Cereals 2002, Sleaford, Lincs
  • Three Countries Show, Malvern, Worcs
  • East of England, Peterborough
  • BBC Gardener's World Live, NEC Birmingham
  • Royal Norfolk, New Costessey, Norwich
  • Hampton Court Flower Show, Hampton Court
  • Great Yorkshire, Harrogate, N. Yorks
  • CLA Game Fair, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire
  • New Forest and Hampshire, Brockenhurst, Hampshire
  • Royal Lancashire, Astley Park, Chorley, Lancs
  • Northumberland Show, Corbridge, Northumberland
  • National Scrapie Plan Stand (Various Locations)
  • Royal Show, NAG, Stoneleigh
  • Great Yorkshire Show-Harrogate
  • Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells
  • Sheep 2002, Malvern
  • The Royal Smithfield Show–Earls Court London
  • Skills City Careers Exhibition, Salford, Manchester
  • International Food and Drink Exhibition Excel, Dockland
  • European Dairy Event, NAC, Stoneleigh
  • Discover Dogs, Earls Court, London
  • Town & Country Show 2002, NAC, Stoneleigh
  • The Supreme Cat Show 2002, NEC Birmingham
  • The National Cat Club Show, Olympia 2, London
  • The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Earls Court

Conferences/seminars/launches 2002–03

  • 8 Regional Events On Sustainable Food and Farming—Government Office Regional Conferences
  • Career Fair and Welcome Events
  • Annual Report of Sustainable Development, Canal Museum, Camden
  • Abbots Hall Farm, (Agri-Environment Schemes)—ESA's Reintroduction of Grazing on the Coastline, Great and Little Wagborough, Kent
  • Wildlife Crimes Unit
  • Marine Stewardship Event, National Maritime Museum
  • Launch of New Atlas of British and Irish Flora, Kew Gardens
  • Community Renewable Initiative Workshop
  • Defra Hearings on Hunting with Dogs
  • OECD Launch, Room 808, Nobel House
  • Public Appointments Seminars, Scunthorpe, Leeds. Greenwich, Tyneside and University of Kent
  • Scientific Advisers Presentations, Horseguards Hotel and Nobel House
  • British Equine Event 2002, NAC, Stoneleigh
  • Sustainability In Public Service
  • Sustainable Development Events QEII Centre, London
  • Bio Energy Conference
  • Flood and Coastal Management Conference, Keele University
  • Countryside Stewardship Campaign, 10th Anniversary Conference—Kew Gardens
  • Noise Forum Conference, Chartered Institute Environmental Health, Waterloo
  • Creating the Future 2002, Central Hall, Westminster