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Official Duties

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what official duties he undertook during the Prime Minister's recent absence abroad; and what official events he attended between 26 May and 2 June in his capacity as Deputy Prime Minister. (78225)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether there is a written protocol governing the transfer of responsibilities to him when the Prime Minister is absent due to illness or holiday. (86355)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to deputise for the Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement. (89658)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what his function and powers will be during the period for which he will assume the Prime Minister's responsibilities; (90543)

(2) what access he will have to nuclear strike command powers during the period for which he will assume the Prime Minister's responsibilities; what the procedure is for the release of the codes thereof; and what the chain of command will be.

I refer the hon. Members to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Cameron) at Prime Minister's Questions on 12 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1384-85.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to visit foreign countries in the next 12 months. (89659)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 1994W.