§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is her Department's procedure for advising hon. Members of ministerial visits to their constituencies.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
My office is instructed to write notifying right hon. and hon. Members of all official visits to their constituencies.
§ Mr. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list each official visit which she has made to the London borough of Southwark since her appointment and the date in each case of the notification of the visit to the hon. Member whose constituency she visited. 
§ Mrs. Bottomley
[holding answer] 1 November 1996Official visits to the London borough of Southwark since my appointment include29 August 1995: A rehearsal for British Youth Opera at South Bank university27 September 1995: A site visit to Bankside, Summer street3 October 1995: A visit to GMTV Studios, London TV Centre, South Bank26 October 1995: A visit to South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall26 October 1995: Attend the launch of "Centenary of Cinema", at the Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank9 November 1995: Visit to the Globe theatre, Bankside and the Rose theatre site8 January 1996: Attend AA and Power Exhibition, at the Hayward gallery, South Bank12 March 1996: Open the headquarters of Groundwork Southwark, and visit Burgess Park30 July 1996: Attend the Arts Review launch at the Royal Festival Hall31 July 1996: Visit Butler's Wharf Chef School19 September 1996: Attend a lunch to launch stage 2 of "Making more of music", at The Warehouse, Theed street23 October 1996: Open "Charlotte Perriand: Modernist Pioneer" Exhibition, at the Design museum30 October 1996: Launch of The Human Resources Document at Butler's Wharf Chef School21 November 1996: Launch of English Heritage annual report at the Oxo tower
It was not previously the practice in my Department routinely to maintain records of notification of visits. However, details exist of letters of 16 July, 29 October and 18 November to the office of the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) regarding the events on 30 July, 30 October and 21 November respectively.
§ Mr. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when she next plans to visit the London borough of Southwark to discuss the operation of the national lottery. 731W