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Departmental Domestic Visits

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions each Minister in his Department has visited a (a) higher and (b) further education institution in the last 12 months. (306661)

On (a) my noble Friend the Secretary of State has made seven visits, my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has made one visit, my noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment has made ten visits, some visited more than once, to institutions in the UK and also to two abroad, my noble Friend the Minister of State for Science and Innovation has made 14, my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations has made 10, my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Regulatory Reform has made two and I have made 11 visits.

On (b) my noble Friend the Secretary of State has made two visits, My noble Friend the Minister of State for Science and Innovation has made one, my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations has made nine, my hon. Friend the then the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for (Mr. Simon) made 10 visits and my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs has made eight.