HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc829-30W
Norman Baker

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the towns and cities in the UK he visited in 2003, giving in each case the purpose of the visit. [167794]

The Prime Minister

In 2003 I undertook the following official visits within the UK:

Date Destination
16 January Edinburgh
25 January Manchester
6 February Newcastle Darlington
12 February Hillsborough (Northern Ireland)
13 February Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Leeds,

Edinburgh Glasgow

27 February Canterbury
28 February Swansea
3–4 March Hillsborough (Northern Ireland)
3 April Aldershot and RAF Lyneham
7–8 April Hillsborough (Northern Ireland)
11 April Sandhurst
15 April Glasgow and RAF Leuchers
24 April Birmingham, Cardiff
28 April Manchester, Dundee
9 May Middleton St. George
7 June Durham
3–5 July Birmingham, Liverpool, Garsten,


30 July Thames Gateway Ingress Park, Kent
4 September Northampton
9 September Brighton
18 September Bexleyheath
27 September Southampton/Bournemouth
23–24 October Nottingham
6 November Basildon
17 November Birmingham
27–28 November Newport, Gwent, Cardiff, Bristol
1 December Leeds
19 December Darlington

I have also visited various areas within London including Croydon, Southwark and St. John's Wood and travel regularly to my constituency.

My visits covered a range of matters including health, education, criminal justice and visiting the families of Forces serving in the Gulf.

I travel making the most efficient and cost-effective arrangements. My travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in Chapter 7 of the Ministerial Code, and the accompanying guidance document, "Travel by Ministers".

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