HL Deb 07 July 2004 vol 663 c85WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the purpose of the "Away Day" for Northern Ireland department permanent secretaries on 13 February; what was the cost of the exercise; how many staff participated; what venue was used; and how long the event lasted. [HL3459]

Baroness Amos:

Permanent secretaries of Northern Ireland departments meet weekly to consider key strategic and management issues facing the Northern Ireland Civil Service. The 13 February meeting began at 8.45 a.m., was held in an Annex of the Dunadry Hotel, involved 19 staff, who attended all day or for part of the day, concluded at 4.45 p.m. and cost £430.20 for food and facilities.