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Judith Armitt

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what occasions Judith Armitt, the Thames Gateway Chief Executive, has visited Thurrock in an official capacity since her appointment; and for what purposes. (165125)

[holding answer 20 November 2007]: Between November 2006 and November 2007, Judith Armitt, as Chief Executive of the Thames Gateway, visited Thurrock on the following occasions:


13 November—visit with Ruth Kelly to RSPB visitors’ centre


15 February—Meeting with Leader of Thurrock council (n.b. although this meeting took place in Westminster, the original meeting would have been on 18 January in Thurrock, but was cancelled due to bad weather)

26 March—Tour of Thurrock with Urban Development Corporation (UDC)

29 March—Meeting at Thurrock UDC offices

10 May—Meeting at Thurrock UDC offices

23 May—Tour of Thames Gateway with Permanent Secretary

31 May—Thurrock UDC Board meeting at their offices

20 July—Meeting at Thurrock UDC offices

10 September—Meeting at Thurrock UDC offices

3 October—Tour of Thurrock with CABE

5 November—Meeting in Southend with representatives from South Essex local regeneration partnerships followed by tour of the DP World London Gateway development at Shellhaven, Thurrock, with Yvette Cooper MP.