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Committees: Ministerial Attendance

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what occasions (a) he and (b) departmental Ministers have been requested to appear before committees of (i) devolved institutions and (ii) the European Parliament since 2004; on what topic in each case; how many and what proportion of such requests were accepted; and if he will make a statement. (111537)

Ministers in the Department regularly attend committees of (i) the devolved institutions and (ii) the European Parliament in the course of official business. It is not possible to provide the more detailed information requested without incurring disproportionate cost.