No Ministers from the Department of Health are attending or speaking at the Marie Stopes International Conference being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on 23-24 October 2007.
The Department has contributed no funding, informal support or personnel to the event.
Three officials from the Department will be attending the event and will participate in breakout sessions along with other conference delegates.
No materials have been produced for the conference by the Department.
Ministers from both the Department and the Department for International Development were invited to speak at the conference. There was correspondence between the Departments about attendance but due to business and travel pressures neither Minister was able to attend.