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Quarry House

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what visits Ministers in his Department have made to Quarry House in Leeds since July 2007; and what the date of each visit was. (265541)

Ministers of this Department have had a number of meetings with Leeds departmental staff in Leeds and by videoconference. The Department makes as much use as possible of technology in holding meetings between Ministers and staff based in Leeds to help reduce both travel costs and carbon emissions. In 2007, Alan Johnson MP, Ben Bradshaw MP, Ivan Lewis MP and Dawn Primarolo MP met staff at an all-staff event at a conference venue in Leeds. In 2008, Alan Johnson MP, Ann Keen MP, Dawn Primarolo MP and Ivan Lewis MP met staff at the next all-staff event in Leeds, which was also based at a conference venue. In 2009, all Ministers attended the Leeds all-staff event by videoconference. The dates on which Ministers have had meetings within Quarry House itself are in the following table:

Date of visit

Ministerial position

15 August 2007

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Services (Ann Keen)

20 September 2007

Secretary of State (Alan Johnson)

6 March 2008

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Lord Darzi)

28 August 2008

Secretary of State (Alan Johnson)