HC Deb 22 February 1999 vol 326 c55W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions which parliamentary constituencies he has visited in the past year to discuss road proposals. [70807]

Mr. Prescott

Paragraph 79 of the Ministerial Code makes it clear that Ministers should inform hon. Members in advance of planned visits to their constituencies. Ministers in the Department undertake visits to all parts of the country and discuss various subjects of local and national interest, but records of official visits are not held on a constituency basis. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.