Overseas Visitors

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department employs any overseas visitors' officers; and what their responsibilities are.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department employs two overseas visitors' officers. Their responsibilities involve the administration and management of visits from overseas to the Department, national health service and related bodies. They also develop links and partnerships with overseas ministries, foreign health industry and trade bodies along with United Kingdom organisations with international health interests. They are supervised by a third officer with a wider remit.

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