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Departments: Official Engagements

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his official engagements were in the week of 16th to 21st July. (154322)

From 16 to 19 July I was in London where I had various meetings, including with ministerial colleagues and officials from the MOD and the Scotland Office. On Monday 16 July I also met with the British High Commissioner to Australia, answered oral questions on Defence issues in the House and attended a BBC Proms performance in support of Sailor, Soldier, Airman Family Association. On Tuesday, I attended Cabinet and appeared before the Scottish Affairs Committee for an oral evidence session on the Scotland Office Annual Report. That afternoon I also met representatives of Oracle Residential Ltd. to discuss defence accommodation issues. On Wednesday I met with the British High Commissioner to Pakistan. On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July I was in my constituency in Scotland.