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Ministerial Meetings

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) US Government officials and (b) industry representatives he met during his recent visit to Texas and the USA. (87623)

[holding answer 24 July 2006]: As is usual during an official visit abroad, I met and was introduced to a number of US Government officials and industry representatives while in the USA in 2005. These included Senator Mel Martinez, Secretary Alphonso Jackson, Assistant Secretary Buddy Garcia, Secretary of State Roger Williams, Speaker Andrew Romanoff, Mr. Michael Dell, Mr. Charles Carpenter, Dr. Henry Cisneros, Mayors Will Wynn, Phil Hardberger, John Hickenlooper and Antonio Villaraigosa.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what telephone conversations he has had since 1997 with (a) casino operators, (b) Anschutz Entertainment Group, (c) Mr. Anschutz and (d) companies with interests in a casino licence in the UK; and what topics were discussed in each case. (87831)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he has held meetings with representatives of companies or consortia on the shortlist for the contract as the Olympic Delivery Authority deliver partner; which companies or consortia partners he has met; what the location was of each meeting; what was discussed at each meeting; and if he will make a statement. (88229)

[holding answer 24 July 2006]: I have not had any such meetings.