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Ministerial Activity

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) public speeches and (b) official visits he has made on departmental business since 5 May 2005; and how many letters he sent in this period. (92641)

Since his appointment as Secretary of State for Scotland, my right hon. Friend has made official visits, and made speeches to, some of the key Scottish companies and players in the commerce, industry and energy sectors. In keeping with his specific interests, my right hon. Friend has a meeting tomorrow with the “Big 6” (the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE), Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)).

The Secretary of State and I have personally sent over 350 letters in this period.