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Former Under-Secretary of State

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) diary commitments and (b) travel arrangements were for the Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans for the week beginning Sunday 3 September; (92668)

(2) what understanding his Department had with the Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans about how he would travel from his holiday in Scotland to his official engagements on 6 September.

The diary commitments for my predecessor the Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the week commencing 3 September were:

Wednesday 6 September—Addressing the Veterans Scotland AGM in Glasgow followed by a visit to meet Veterans at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Camelon.

Thursday 7 September—Visits to the Earl Haig Poppy Factory and Whitefoord House in Edinburgh.

The Ministry of Defence did not arrange travel for his private engagements during the week commencing 3 September. The Department did organise official travel for the planned official engagements on the 6 and 7 September.