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Regional Ministers: Travel

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates the Government Office for each region has funded transport for assistants to Regional Ministers since their appointment; for what purpose in each case; and if she will make a statement. (257243)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: I have been asked to reply.

The Cabinet Secretary provided guidance to Departments on the support that can be provided to parliamentary assistants to Regional Ministers. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House. Information about the number of visits where assistants to Regional Ministers have used transport provided by Government Offices is not held centrally.