North West Development Agency: Visits Abroad

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent by the North West Development Agency on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for representatives attending the MIPIM international property conference in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (Women)

holding answer 22 March 2010

NWDA Response:

2007: No attendance from NWDA

2008: No attendance from NWDA

2009: One person from NWDA attended.

Flight-£303

Accommodation-£1,105 (This is high because you have to take accommodation for minimum of five nights during the MIPIM period, all Cannes hotels operated this principal during 2009).

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