§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the(a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by her Department and which took place on non-Departmental premises in each of the last four years giving the title, purpose, date and cost of each. 
§ Mr. Morley
As DEFRA was created in June 2001 retrospective annual budget analysis is not possible.
Our records show that there were 66 events commissioned centrally by DEFRA at a cost of £491,941. A list of these events is attached.
This figure does not include any expenditure for Foot and Mouth Disease, non-Departmental Public Bodies, Agencies or de-centralised expenditure within DEFRA. Further extrapolation of expenditure on these events would incur disproportionate cost.503W
No. Title Description Date Location 1 Public Appointments Seminar Seminar 07/02/2002 Norwich 1 Anti-Microbial Resistance Seminar 12/02/2002 NAC, Coventry 1 ESC Study Group Meeting Conference 14/02/2002 London 1 Agrivision South of England Agr. Society Show 21/02/2002 Ardingley 1 Crufts Dogs Show Show 07/03/2002 NEC Birmingham 1 Daily Mail Ideal Home Show Show 07/03–01/04/02 London 1 Public Appointments Seminar Seminar 20/03/2002 Nottingham 1 Careers Seminar Seminar 20/03/2002 Bromsgrove School 1 TSE Research Workshop Workshop 20–22/03/02 Durham University 1 English Rural Development Programme Seminar 21/03/2002 Bewl Water 1 Brockhole Centre Exhibition 23/03/2002 Cumbria 1 English Rural Development Programme Seminar 28/03/2002 Reading