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Departmental Domestic Visits

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions he visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months. (204392)

In the last 12 months, Ministers in this Department have visited (a) Scotland once and (b) Wales once in their official capacities. No visits have been made to Northern Ireland during this period. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.

I also travel frequently to and from Scotland in my capacity as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. On a number of these occasions I have undertaken visits to DFID's office in East Kilbride.