Departmental Domestic Visits

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Phil Willis Phil Willis Chair, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish Exhibitional and Conference Centre, Glasgow, (e) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, (f) Bournemouth International Conference Centre, (g) the Brighton Centre, Brighton, (h) the Riviera Centre, Torquay, (i) Queen Elizabeth Centre, London, (j) Excel Conference Centre, Docklands, London, and (k) Business Design Centre, Islington, London, in the period 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007; and what events he attended at each.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

I have not visited any of the listed venues in a ministerial capacity since my appointment.

My ministerial predecessor, my right hon. Friend James Purnell visited Manchester Central on 6 and 7 July 2007 to attend the Manchester International Festival and on 19 October 2007 to speak at the Supporters Direct Annual Conference. He also visited the ExCel Conference Centre on 5 August 2007 for the London Triathlon.

My right hon. Friend Tessa Jowell when Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited the Business Design Centre on 25 January 2005 to speak at a NESTA Conference, the Queen Elizabeth Centre on 5 March 2005 to speak at the Capital Woman 2005 Conference and on 16 March 2005 to speak at the Tourism UK 2005 Conference. On 27 and 28 August 2005, she attended the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for the Edinburgh TV Festival. She also visited the International Conference Centre, Birmingham on 8 November 2005 and spoke at the EU Gender Equality Conference. On 23 November 2005, she spoke at the Thames Gateway Conference at the Excel Conference Centre.

During 2006, on 23 October she spoke at the Museum Association Conference at the Bournemouth International Conference Centre and on 23 November at the Thames Gateway Forum at the Excel Conference Centre.

On 18 June 2007, she spoke at the Emergency Planning Society Annual Conference at the Riviera Centre, Torquay and on 25 June 2007 at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham with regional stakeholders about the 2012 Olympics.

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