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Departmental Domestic Visits

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what visits she made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish Exhibitional and Conference Centre, Glasgow, (e) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, (f) Bournemouth International Conference Centre, (g) the Brighton Centre, Brighton, (h) the Riviera Centre, Torquay, (i) Queen Elizabeth Centre, London, (j) Excel Conference Centre, Docklands, London, and (k) Business Design Centre, Islington, London, in the period 1st January 2005 to 31st December 2007; and what events she attended at each. (197164)

Since taking the position of Home Secretary in June 2007 my right hon. Friend has visited the following venues in her ministerial capacity:

Venue

Event

Date

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office Senior Civil Service event

4 October 2007

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Conference with senior stakeholders on crime

16 October 2007

Queen Elizabeth Centre

SOCA staff event

19 December 2007

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office Network staff event

12 March 2008

Business Design Centre, Islington

Speech on alcohol-related issues

6 February 2008

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

National Police Memorial Day Service

23 September 2007

My right hon. Friend has not visited any other of the venues in a ministerial capacity between her appointment in June 2007 and 31 December 2007.

Between 1 January 2005 and my right hon. Friend's appointment as Home Secretary her predecessors visited the following venues for the following events in their ministerial capacity:

Venue

Event

Date

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office event

5 July 2005

Queen Elizabeth Centre

FCO Leadership Conference

28 March 2006

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office Senior Civil Service event

21 June 2006

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Security and Resilience Forum—key note speech

31 October 2006

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office Senior Civil Service event

7 November 2006

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Launch of the New Asylum Model

12 March 2007

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Home Office Network staff event

14 March 2007

Queen Elizabeth Centre

Public Services Reform Conference

27 March 2007

Excel Conference Centre

Speech at the ACPO and APA Conference

25 May 2006

None of my right hon. Friend's predecessors have visited any other of the venues in a ministerial capacity between 1 January 2005 and the appointment of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.