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Government: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Volume 698: debated on Wednesday 6 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What appointments the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had during December 2007 in Northern Ireland. [HL1263]

The disclosure of some of the information requested, including details of internal or interdepartmental meetings with ministers or officials, would be prejudicial to the effective conduct of public affairs.

The information that can be disclosed is set out in the following table. In addition to those functions listed, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State has regular meetings with political parties, local politicians, the Minister of State, internal and external stakeholders and his officials.

Week Beginning


3 December

Official opening of Government Building

10 December

Visit to Belfast Telegraph

Meeting with Chris Sidoti

Christmas reception at Hillsborough

17 December

Press conference on Omagh Bombing

Christmas reception at Hillsborough

Meeting with Orange Order

Meeting with Chief Constable and Sir Desmond Rea

Meeting with the Quinn family