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Cabinet: Glasgow

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009; (273965)

(2) what car journeys he took in attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009;

(3) how much expenditure was incurred by his Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009;

(4) what expenditure on (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) food (i) he and (ii) officials in his Department incurred in connection with the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009;

(5) when he will answer question (a) 273965, (b) 273966, (c) 273967 and (d) 273968, tabled on 5 May 2009, on the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow.

My right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull, West and Hessle (Alan Johnson) attended Cabinet on 16 April 2009 as the Secretary of State for Health. He was accompanied by a private secretary. He was not accompanied by any special advisers.

Total expenditure incurred by the Department was £1,064.25 for travel and £241.27 for overnight accommodation and food.

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.