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Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what receptions and events have been hosted by her Department since May 2010, including those sponsored by third parties.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The requested information is as follows:

Organisational unit Event Date
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency EUCARIS meeting—communications network of participating European nations to share data relating to motor vehicles and driving licences May 2010
Vehicle Certification Agency Biennial Open Day June 2010
Driving Standards Agency Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO) study day—attended by AIRSO members November 2010
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency “Deadly Mates” event—joint campaign between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Driving Standards Agency and GoSafe Road Casualty Reduction Partnership November 2010
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency E-reg subgroup—Meeting held with registration authorities from across Europe December 2010
Driving Standards Agency Presentation by Loughborough University's Vehicle Research Safety Centre—Relating to the work the university was doing on driver behaviour February 2011
DFT Central (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) visit—Presentation to IMechE members on RAIB's role and work September 2011
Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency EUCARIS meeting—communications network of participating European nations to share data relating to motor vehicles and driving licences October 2011
Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency Transport Select Committee visit to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency October 2011
DFT Central (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) Loughborough University visit—Vehicle Dynamics and Crash Worthiness Course visit November 2011
Maritime and Coastguard Agency UK reception for the International Maritime Organization (27th Assembly) November 2011

This excludes all events held as part of day-to-day business of the Department including working level meetings with stakeholders.

The above also excludes events hosted at the Department for Transport headquarters building and by the Highways Agency as the requested information is not centrally recorded and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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