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Departments: Official Visits

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions he has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months. (158913)

The Secretary of State and other departmental Ministers all make regular visits to national health service and social care facilities, including hospitals, general practitioner practices and primary and community services.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and the former Secretary of State my right hon. Friend the member for Leicester, West (Ms Hewitt) visited the following regions in an official capacity in the last 12 months:

Number

Yorkshire and Humber

3

London

18

North West

2

South West

5

North East

1

East of England

2

South Central

2

South East Coast

1

East Midlands

0

West Midlands

3