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Ministerial Duties

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th December 2001.

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Photo of Tim Yeo Tim Yeo Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) museums, (b) theatres, (c) art galleries and (d) sporting events (i) she and (ii) other Ministers in her Department have visited in an official capacity since 8 June; and what was the (1) purpose and (2) date of each visit.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

holding answer 6 December 2001

The information requested is shown in the following table. Visits to such events allow Ministers to see developments in their sector at first hand and demonstrate our support for such projects and initiatives. These are, of course, in addition to visits made in a private capacity or for party reasons.

Date Minister Event Event type
12 June 2001 Secretary of State "Boris Gudunov" at the Riverside Studios Theatre
13 June 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of Hideo Furuta's Sculpture in the Park Exhibition Art Gallery
18 June 2001 Secretary of State and Minister of State for the Arts Vermeer Exhibition at the National Gallery Art Gallery
19 June 2001 Minister of State for Sport Pakistan v Australia One Day Cricket International Sporting Event
19 June 2001 Minister of State for the Arts BP Portrait awards at National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery
21 June 2001 Secretary of State "My Fair Lady" at the Royal National Theatre Theatre
25 June 2001 Secretary of State Tour of Brooklands Museum Museum
25 June 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tate Britain—tour of the new galleries (work in progress) Art Gallery
26 June 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of Ingres to Matisse: Masterpieces of French Painting Exhibition at Royal Academy Art Gallery
30 June 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon Sporting Event
5 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Rachel Whiteread Exhibition at Serpentine Gallery Art Gallery
5 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Lady Macbeth" at English National Opera Theatre
7 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon Sporting Event
8 July 2001 Minister of State for Sport Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon Sporting Event
10 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Reception to celebrate the completion of the Everyman Millennium Commission Library at British Museum Museum
11 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Royal Ballet School Performance at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Theatre
12 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Launch of the Theatre 2001 conference report at Prince of Wales Theatre Theatre
12 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Un Giorno di Regno" at Buxton Festival Opening Night Theatre
12 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of Somerset House Art Gallery
15 July 2001 Minister of State for Sport Formula One Grand Prix Sporting Event
17 July 2001 Secretary of State Predators Exhibition at Natural History Museum Museum
17 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Wabi-Sabi" Exhibition of Japanese jewellery, metal and textiles at Contemporary Applied Arts Art Gallery
17 July 2001 Minister of State for Sport European Cadet Boxing Championships Sporting Event
22 July 2001 Minister of State for Sport 130 Open Golf Championships Sporting Event
31 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Museum
31 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Launch of "Priestley—Making Time and Space for Theatre" at Criterion Theatre Theatre
31 July 2001 Minister of State for the Arts BBC Proms 14 at the Royal Albert Hall Theatre
1 August 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "The Shape of Things" at the Almeida Theatre, Kings Cross Theatre
3–7 August 2001 Minister of State for Sport World Athletics Championships Sporting Event
7 August 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to Howard Hodgkin Exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Art Gallery
8 August 2001 Secretary of State "The Winter's Tale" at Royal National Theatre Theatre
9 August 2001 Secretary of State "Twelfth Night" at Royal Shakespeare Theatre Theatre
15 August 2001 Secretary of State Howard Hodgkin Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery Art Gallery
16 August 2001 Secretary of State BBC Proms—Beethoven Fidelio at Royal Albert Hall Theatre
19 August 2001 Secretary of State BBC Proms—Dvorak Cello Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall Theatre
28 August 2001 Secretary of State "Hamlet" at Young Vic Theatre
28 August 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Theatre's Kids Week—Playhouse Theatre Theatre
28 August 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "The Tragedy of Hamlet" at the Young Vic Theatre
29 August 2001 Minister of State for Sport British Amputee Open Golf Championships 2001 Sporting Event
1 September 2001 Minister of State for Sport Germany v England World Cup Qualifier Sporting Event
5 September 2001 Minister of State for Sport England v Albania World Cup Qualifier Sporting Event
5 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Swan Lake" at Sadler's Wells Theatre
9 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of the exhibition at Jewish Museum, Berlin Museum
9 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall, Berlin-Tiergarten Theatre
10 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of Volksbuhne Theatre, Berlin Theatre
11 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "All My Sons" at the Lyttelton Theatre Theatre
12 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Jerwood Applied Arts Prize at Crafts Council Gallery Art Gallery
13 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of Julian Stair Exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts Art Gallery
14 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts BBC Proms 72, at the Royal Albert Hall Theatre
15 September 2001 Secretary of State Last Night of the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall Theatre
15 September 2001 Minister of State for Sport St. Leger Horserace Sporting Event
18 September 2001 Minister of State for Sport Stockport County v Sheffield United Sporting Event
19 September 2001 Secretary of State Rembrandt's Women at Royal Academy of Arts Art Gallery
25 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of new Collections Centre, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester Museum
25 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to the People's History Museum (part of the National Museum of Labour History) Museum
28 September 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to the Rose Theatre excavation exhibition site Theatre
4 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of the Japan 2001 "Facts of Life" exhibition at the Hayward Gallery Art Gallery
5 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Rigoletto" at the Royal Opera House Theatre
6 October 2001 Minister of State for Sport England v Greece Word Cup Qualifier Sporting Event
8 October 2001 Secretary of State Opening of Robin Howard Dance Theatre Theatre
8 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of the Paul Robeson Exhibition at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden Museum
9 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Leonore" at Sadler's Wells Theatre
10 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of Crafts Council Art Gallery
10 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of Exhibition of early Indian photography at Brunei Gallery, London School of Oriental and African Studies Art Gallery
12 October 2001 Secretary of State "Leonore" at Sadler's Wells Theatre Theatre
13 October 2001 Secretary of State "Julius Caesar" at Royal Shakespeare Theatre Theatre
13 October 2001 Secretary of State Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court Exhibition at National Gallery Art Gallery
16 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of the "Radical Fashion" Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum Museum
17 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Design Conference at Imperial War Museum Museum
17 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of "Art on The Line" Exhibition at Courtauld Institute Gallery Art Gallery
22 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to "The Dig" project at the Museum of London. Museum
23 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court Exhibition at the National Gallery Art Gallery
24 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to the Conservation Centre at National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside Museum
25 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to the Science Museum Museum
25 October 2001 Secretary of State Exposed: The Victorian Nude Exhibition at Tate Britain Art Gallery
25 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Preview of Linbury Galleries at Tate Britain and the inaugural exhibition 'Exposed: The Victorian Nude' Art Gallery
30 October 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Paris/Barcelone: de Gaudi a Miro Exhibition at Grand Palais, Paris Art Gallery
31 October 2001 Secretary of State Opening of London Transport Museum Learning Centre Museum
1 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to ENO London Colliseum Theatre
4 November 2001 Minister of State for Sport BT Swimming National Short Course Championships 2001 Sporting Event
5 November 2001 Secretary of State Music for Youth Schools Prom at Royal Albert Hall Theatre
7 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Schools Prom, Royal Albert Hall Theatre
8 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Concert at the Royal College of Music Theatre
9 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Linbury Biennial Prizes for Stage Design at National Theatre Theatre
10 November 2001 Minister of State for Sport England v Sweden Sporting Event
13 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to Wakefield Museum Museum
13 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to Magna Centre Museum
13 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts "Boy Gets Girl" at the Royal Court Theatre Theatre
15 November 2001 Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting National Film Theatre Theatre
16 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of Millennium Point Museum
19 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Opening of British Galleries 1500–1900 at Victoria and Albert Museum Museum
20 November 2001 Secretary of State Opening of British Galleries 1500–1900 at Victoria and Albert Museum Museum
22 November 2001 Secretary of State "Switzerland Lights Up Tate Modern" at Tate Modern Art Gallery
25 November 2001 Secretary of State Shakespeare Schools Drama Festival Showcase at Duke of York's Theatre Theatre
26 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Tour of the British Museum Museum
30 November 2001 Minister of State for the Arts Visit to the National Gallery. Art Gallery
5 December 2001 Minister of State for Sport West Ham United v Aston Villa Sporting Event

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