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Departmental Responsibilities

Health written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010;

(2) if he will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have declined a request for a meeting from an hon. Member of each political party;

(3) on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) a Minister in his Department directly and (b) his Department on behalf of a Minister in November 2010.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Department has no plans to keep such data.

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