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Housing: Regeneration

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2009, Official Report, columns 1357-58W, on housing: regeneration, what the (a) date and (b) venue of each event was; how many participants there were at each; and what costs were incurred in each budgetary category in respect of each event. (277343)

The date, venue and number of attendees for each event are set out in the table.




3 September

National—for corporate/professional bodies

British Library, London


11 September

South West

Thistle Hotel, Exeter


19 September

Yorkshire and Humber

Royal Armouries, Leeds


26 September

North West

Kings Waterfront, Liverpool


1 October

South East

Mandolay Hotel, Guildford


10 October


British Library, London


15 October

East of England

Homerton College, Cambridge


22 October

West Midlands

ICC, Birmingham


30 October

North East

Baltic Mill, Gateshead


5 November

East Midlands

Pera, Melton Mowbray


In addition, there were a further 54 attendees who came to events without having advised their attendance in advance. While a record of the number of these attendees exists, there is no record of which particular events they attended. Taken with those in the table above, this gives a total of 1,533 attendees.

The total cost for all 10 of the above events was £141,923.15. This included venue hire, audio-visual equipment, catering, branding and display materials, and support from an event management company. It is not possible to disaggregate these items into each budgetary category in respect of each event other than at disproportionate cost, as some items were based on a fee for all 10 events.