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Ministerial Duties

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on which dates in the last month he (a) attended his Department’s offices (i) in London and (ii) in Belfast, (b) dealt with departmental business (i) in the House and (ii) elsewhere and (c) undertook other engagements in his official capacity. (107248)

I apologise for the lateness of this answer due to an administrative oversight.

During November 2006 I attended my departmental offices on the following dates:

Dates

London Office

1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 30 November

Belfast Office

7, 13, 14, 23, 24, 27 and 30 November

I dealt with departmental business in the House of Commons on 2, 6, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 30 November 2007 and elsewhere on 1, 2, 8 and 9 November 2006.

I undertook other engagements in an official capacity on 2, 7, 13 and 14 November in both Belfast and London.

In addition I receive official papers on a daily basis and am always available to conduct business over the telephone.