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Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits Ministers in his Department have made to (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in an official capacity in each year since 2010.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

For visits to Scotland and Wales from May 2010 to 30 June 2012, I refer the right hon. Member to the answer my predecessor, my right hon. Friend Mr Robathan, gave on 3 September 2012, Hansard, columns 56-59W, to Mr Murphy.

The number of visits made in an official capacity by Ministers between 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 to Scotland was 10 and to Wales was two.

For visits to Northern Ireland, Ministers visited once in 2010, once in 2011, three times in 2012 and twice in 2013 to date.

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