§ 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. 
§ 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 JanuaryVisits 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 JanuaryConstituency meetings in Blackburn. Train from London to Preston and return by train on Saturday 10 January.
Thursday 15 JanuaryVisit 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 JanuaryConstituency meetings in Blackburn. Train from Preston to London.
Monday 19 JanuaryVisit to a Refugee Council Day Centre, Vauxhall, London. Car.
Friday 23 JanuaryVisit to Her Majesty's Prison Wayland.Visit to North West Norfolk, for speech at Kings Lynn. Car.
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January468WChaired 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.