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Cabinet: Glasgow

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009; (273961)

(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 he (i) incurred and (ii) officials in his Department in connection with the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

The then Home Secretary was accompanied by two officials during the Cabinet. No special advisers travelled.

For security reasons we do not disclose details of the Home Secretary’s travel arrangements.

The cost incurred by the two officials supporting the Home Secretary came to a total of £926.45, including the cost of return flights, accommodation and meals.

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.