To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether one of her private secretaries or other Departmental officials was present at (a) her dinner with the Institute of Economic Affairs on 14 January 2020 and (b) meetings with the Institute of Economic Affairs on (b) 10 February 2020 and (c) 17 March 2020.
24 September 2020
The Secretary of State’s attendance at a dinner and two meetings on 10 February and 17 March was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The three engagements were conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations. The Government does not routinely release detailed information about ministerial engagements and the operation of the ministerial private office.