HC Deb 23 March 2001 vol 365 c419W
Mr. Peter Ainsworth

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the meetings and conferences organised by his Department and agencies of his Department which have been(a) cancelled and (b) postponed owing to foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement. [155363]

Mr. Lock

The Court Service has postponed a circuit management conference on its Western Circuit. The conference was scheduled to be held at a hotel on Dartmoor, within a restricted area, on 15 and 16 March. It was postponed after consultation with MAFF and with Dartmoor National Park.

The Legal Services Commission has cancelled two meetings (one in Cumbria and one in the south-west of England) and changed the venue of one meeting in Wales, in accordance with MAFF advice.

No other meetings or conferences in the Lord Chancellor's Department, its agencies, or other departments reporting to the Lord Chancellor have been postponed or cancelled because of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.