Government: Secretary of State for Scotland

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th December 2007.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list the public engagements of the Secretary of State for Scotland and of the Minister of State for Scotland respectively, for the month of November.

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Throughout the period 1 November to 30 November, the Secretary of State had various meetings in London and Scotland, including with ministerial colleagues and officials from the MoD and Scotland Office. On Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November, he was overseas visiting service personnel serving in Iraq. On Monday 5 November, he met HBOS in Scotland. On Tuesday 6 November, he attended the State Opening of Parliament. On Wednesday 7 November, he hosted the French Defence Minister for bilateral discussions in London. On Thursday 8 November, he attended the British Torch of Remembrance ceremony at Westminster Abbey and met National Grid. On Friday 9 November, he visited Diageo with the honourable Member for Ochil and South Perthshire. On Saturday 10 November, he attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2007 event and, on Sunday I1 November, he attended the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph. On Monday 12 November, he met EU ambassadors in London, hosted by the Portuguese ambassador, before attending the defence debate in the House of Commons. On Tuesday 13 November, he met separately with the National Farmers' Union Scotland and Scottish Financial Enterprise. On Wednesday 14 November, he attended a Sailor, Soldier, Airmen and Families Association reception. On Thursday 15 November, he hosted the Romanian Defence Minister for bilateral discussions in London. On Friday 16 November, he hosted a reception in Edinburgh for Polish National Day. On Sunday 18 and Monday 19 November, he was in Brussels attending a meeting of EU Defence Ministers. On Tuesday 20 November, he met the Crown Prince of Bahrain. On Tuesday 22 November, he had a meeting with the Columbian Defence Minister and a meeting with the Turkish Chief of Defence Staff. On Friday 23 November, he addressed the State of the City Economy Conference in Glasgow. On Wednesday 28 November, he answered Oral Questions for the Scotland Office in the House of Commons. On Thursday 29 November, he hosted a reception to mark the homecoming of 12 Brigade from Iraq. Click here to view a correction to this answer.

The Minister of State for Scotland's official engagements throughout the period 1 November to 30 November included various meetings in London and Scotland, including with ministerial colleagues and officials from the Scotland Office. On Thursday 1 November, the Minister of State was in his constituency in Scotland. On Friday 2 November, the Minister of State visited Working Links in Glasgow. That evening, the Minister of State attended the IBM Innovation Awards, Greenock. On Monday 5 November, the Minister of State attended the Prime Minister's eve of Session reception. On Tuesday 6 November, the Minister of State attended the State Opening of Parliament. On Wednesday 7 November, the Minister of State attended the Shell UK reception in the afternoon and that evening he attended the Highland and Islands Enterprise annual dinner reception. On Friday 9 November, the Minister of State was in his constituency in Scotland. On Sunday 11 November, the Minister of State attended the Remembrance Service in Edinburgh. On Monday 12 November, the Minister of State attended the Scottish and Southern Energy board of directors' dinner. On Tuesday 13 November, the Minister of State gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee on the Gould report. On Thursday 15 November, the Minister of State met members of Highland Council to discuss the Crown Estate working group. On Friday 16 November, the Minister of State was in Glasgow where he met LINC Scotland, followed by meetings in his constituency that afternoon. On Tuesday 20 November, the Minister of State participated in the Westminster Hall Adjournment debate on economic development in Falkirk. On Wednesday 21 November, the Minister of State participated in the SI debate on the Criminal Proceedings Etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Powers of District and JP Courts) Order 2007. On Thursday 22 November, the Minister of State had a telephone conversation with the Scotland manager of Digital UK. On Friday 23 November, the Minister of State was in Edinburgh where he had a meeting with RSPB Scotland; that afternoon, he visited the Scottish Energy Centre at Napier University. On Wednesday 28 November, the Minister of State answered Scottish Questions in the House of Commons. On Thursday 29 November, the Minister of State was in Scotland, where he participated in a number of visits with Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, including visits to the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; Encap Drug Delivery, Livingston; and Glasgow University MRC virology unit. On Friday 30 November, the Minister of State was in his constituency in Scotland.

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