Defence Manufacturers Association

Defence written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell Conservative, Harwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many events organised by the Defence Manufacturers' Association have been attended by (a) him and (b) officials from his Department or Defence Equipment and Support in the last 12 months; and what the purpose was of such meetings.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Records show that Defence Ministers have attended the following events organised by the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) over the past 12 months:

Date Event Defence Minister
16 May 2007 DMA Annual Reception Minister for Defence Equipment and Support
13 September 2007 DSEi Exhibition Minister for the Armed Forces
13 September 2007 DMA/DSEi dinner Minister for Defence Equipment and Support
29 October 2007 DMA/DE and S industry day Minister for Defence Equipment and Support
18 December 2007 Meeting with DMA chairman at MOD Minister for Defence Equipment and Support

Information about officials attending DMA organised events is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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