Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Departmental Responsibilities

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

Ministers and officials receive a large number of invitations and meeting requests from all sources. We do not have a system to record the occasions where requests are declined and we do not consider that such a system would be value for money or worthwhile.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.