HC Deb 16 February 1998 vol 306 cc467-8W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the engagements he undertook in the United Kingdom in the course of his duties during January indicating in each case which were accessed by(a) car, (b) train, (c) aeroplane and car, (d) aeroplane and train and (e) other means. [28936]

Mr. Straw

[holding answer 10 February 1998]: The information requested for official and constituency engagements in January is as follows. In addition, I attended a number of meetings within central London by car.

Tuesday 6 January Visits to Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution Brinsford, West Midlands Probation Service, West Midlands Fire Service and Her Majesty's Prison Grendon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Train from London to Wolverhampton. Car used to travel between venues and return to London.

Friday 9 January Constituency meetings in Blackburn. Train from London to Preston and return by train on Saturday 10 January.

Thursday 15 January Visit to West Yorkshire Probation Service Victim-Offender Unit in Leeds. Visit to Ravenscliffe Estate in Bradford. Aeroplane to Leeds/Bradford Airport. Car used to travel to Bradford from Leeds and then from Bradford to Blackburn.

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 January Constituency meetings in Blackburn. Train from Preston to London.

Monday 19 January Visit to a Refugee Council Day Centre, Vauxhall, London. Car.

Friday 23 January Visit to Her Majesty's Prison Wayland. Visit to North West Norfolk, for speech at Kings Lynn. Car.

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January Chaired Informal Justice and Home Affairs Meeting in Birmingham. Train from Euston to Birmingham. Return journey by car to Oxfordshire 30 January and London 1 February.