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Ministerial Visits

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the towns in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) the European Union that he has visited in an official capacity in each month since 1997; what the purpose was in each case; what the (i) date, (ii) time, (iii) location and (iv) duration was of each meeting; if he will place in the Library the text of any speech made; and if he will make a statement. (65001)

This information can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, all ministerial visits are conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers. The Government publishes on an annual basis lists of overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500 which will include visits to the European Union. Lists covering 1997 to 2005 are available in the Libraries of the House. Information for 2005-06 is currently being compiled and will be published when it is available.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what visits (a) in the UK and (b) overseas Ministers in his Department have made in the last 12 months. (73677)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions he has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months. (84004)

The current Home Secretary and his immediate predecessor visited the Government regions of the South West, the South East, the West Midlands, the North East and London over the last 12 months.