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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) location of, (b) dates of, (c) purpose of, (d) number of visitors to and (e) total cost of his Department’s Health and Education Advisers retreat funded via HLSP Ltd in February 2007 was. (263972)

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) 2007 Health and Education Advisers retreat was:

(a) held at the Robinson Executive Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston, Bedfordshire;

(b) it took place from 6 to 9 February 2007;

(c) the retreat brought together DFID health and education advisers, and development academics, for professional development and to agree forward policy and operational priorities in health, education and HIV/AIDS, including in relation to DFID’s 2006 White Paper “Eliminating world poverty: making governance work for the poor”;

(d) there were approximately 85 attendees and 17 speakers and guests;

(e) and the total costs that were funded via HLSP were £57,700