Departmental Domestic Visits

Defence written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions he has visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

Official visits in the last 12 months by MOD Ministers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are set out in the following table. Visits may last more than one day, and may contain several engagements. The Secretary of State has conducted visits to Scotland in his capacities both as Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Defence.

Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Secretary of State 29 0 1
Minister (AF) 5 1 1
Minister (DBS) 2 0 1
USofS 3 2 0

All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the ministerial code.

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