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Cabinet: Glasgow

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials accompanied her to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009. (273917)

The then Secretary of State was accompanied by a special adviser. For information relating to the Cabinet and public engagement event held in Glasgow on 16 April 2009 I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 487W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what car journeys she took in attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009. (273918)

The then Secretary of State took the following car journeys:

(1) From her hotel in the city centre to FARE (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse) in Easterhouse, including a guided car tour of Easterhouse and Rogerfield

(2) From FARE to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) where the Cabinet meeting was held.

(3) From the SECC to Glasgow Central train station.

For information relating to the Cabinet and public engagement event held in Glasgow on 16 April I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 487W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much expenditure was incurred by her Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009. (273919)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what expenditure on (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) food (i) she and (ii) officials in her Department incurred in connection with the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009. (273920)

The information is as follows:

(i) The costs incurred for the then Secretary of State's visit to Glasgow were:

(a) travel—£497

(b) accommodation—£78

(c) no additional costs were claimed for food.

(ii) The costs incurred for her special adviser were:

(a) travel—£218

(b) accommodation—£78

(c) no additional costs were claimed for food.