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Departments: Official Engagements

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his official engagements were for the week of 9 to 15 July. (151507)

On Monday 9 July I was in London where I had a series of meetings with officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Scotland Office. On Tuesday 10 July I attended Cabinet and answered oral questions for the Scotland Office before travelling to Berlin for a bilateral meeting with the German Defence Minister. I returned to London on Wednesday for further meetings with officials from both my departments. On Thursday 12 July, I attended the 90th anniversary world war one commemorations in Tyne Cot, Belgium, before travelling to Brussels for a meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union on Friday 13 July. I travelled from Brussels to Paris on 13 July and held a bilateral meeting with the French Defence Minister on Saturday 14 July, before attending the Bastille Day commemorations hosted by President Sarkozy.