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Local Government: Pensions

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average payment per person to members of the local government pension scheme was in 2008. [232831]

John Healey: The most recent published information on the costs of the Local Government Pension Scheme was issued on 15 October 2008 and can be found on the CLG website at

Details of the costs of the scheme for 2008-09 will be published towards the end of 2009.

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals belong to the (a) old and (b) new local government pension scheme. [232832]

John Healey: All the existing 1,782,000 members of the scheme on 31 March 2008 were transferred into the new scheme with effect from 1 April 2008.

Minister for the East of England

Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what engagements have been undertaken by the Minister for the East of England in an official capacity since her appointment; and what the location of each was. [233934]


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Mr. Khan: The Minister for the East of England has made many visits throughout the region and I would be
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happy to publish a list of all of her engagements since her appointment in July 2007.


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Date Venue Event Summary

July 2007

26 July 2007

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

Introductory Meeting with Key Stakeholders

September 2007

3 September 2007

EEDA, Cambridgeshire

Visit to East of England Development Agency

10 September 2007

Ipswich, Suffolk

Visit to East of England Regional Assembly and Ipswich to meet Chief Executives and key stakeholders

17 September 2007

Norwich, Norfolk

Meeting with Norfolk County Council Chief Executive and key stakeholders

28 September 2007

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Chair Regional Partnership Group

October 2007

1 October 2007

Newmarket, Suffolk

Local Area Agreement Event

11 October 2007

House of Commons, London

Greater South East Reception

16 October 2007

House of Commons, London

Meeting with Chief Executive of the Thames Gateway Development Corporation

17 October 2007

House of Commons, London

Meeting with Learning Skills Council Regional Director

26 October 2007

Lowestoft, Suffolk

Business Liaison Forum - meet with Business Leaders and Bob Blizzard MP

6 November 2007

Cambridge

Attending Destination Growth Event

November 2007

9 November 2007

Norfolk and Suffolk

Flood Visit - Following Tidal Surge visit to Yarmouth and Lowestoft with John Healey

12 November 2007

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

Meeting with Chief Executive of EEDA

12 November 2007

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

East of England Business Group (EEBG) Meeting

12 November 2007

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

Regional Cities East (RCE) Meeting

16 November 2007

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Visit to Avian Flu Regional Operations Centre

21 November 2007

Caxton House, London

Meeting GO-East Regional Director, Norfolk and Suffolk Local Authority Chief Executives following Tidal Surge; Flood Recovery meeting

28 November 2007

Docklands, London

Thames Gateway Delivery Plan Launch

30 November 2007

Benedict Rooms, Peterborough, Cambridge

Rural Skills Conference

December 2007

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Trinity Centre, Cambridgeshire

Regional Partnership Group

10 December 2007

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Meeting with Local Authority Chief Executives and Growth Representatives to discuss growth agenda

20 December 2007

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) Photocall to support sheep farmers in the East of England

January 2008

16 January 2008

House of Commons, London

Meeting with John Healey with Mike Penning MP on Buncefield

17 January 2008

Watford Health Campus, Hertfordshire

Visit to Watford Health Campus

21 January 2008

Happisburgh, Norfolk

Visit to Happisburgh on the North Norfolk Coast with Normal Lamb MP to discuss Coastal Issues

23 January 2008

BERR Conference Centre, London

RDAs and Regional Ministers Meeting

February 2008

20 February 2008

26 Whitehall, London

Meeting with NHS East of England

25 February 2008

Thurrock

Visiting South Essex Rape Crisis Centre

March 2008

3 March 2008

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

Sub-National Review meeting with County Council Leaders

10 March 2008

Grafham Water, Peterborough

Launch of Regional Water Partnership

31 March 2008

Trinity Centre, Cambridgeshire

Regional Partnership Group (RPG) meeting

April 2008

2 April 2008

26 Whitehall, London

Northstowe Cross Government Liaison Group Meeting

3 April 2008

26 Whitehall, London

Meeting Stephen Castle and Charles Allen, Olympics Committee

21 April 2008

House of Commons, London

LOCOG event for East of England MPs

24 April 2008

BERR Conference Centre, London

Quarterly RDA Chairs and Ministers Meeting

28 April 2008

Chelmsford, Essex

Visit to see anti-social behaviour partnership working in Chelmsford

May 2008

12 May 2008

Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Sustainable Development Round Table Meeting

12 May 2008

Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Launch of the Regional Spatial Strategy

19 May 2008

Moller Centre, Cambridgeshire

Regional Local Authority Leaders meeting

19 May 2008

Moller Centre, Cambridgeshire

Event with EEDA and Local Authority Leaders to discuss SNR and the region's ambition

23 May 2008

Peterborough

Launching the English for Speakers of Other Languages Strategy

June 2008

6 June 2008

Stevenage Borough Council, Hertfordshire

Regional Partnership Group (RPG)

9 June 2008

Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal

Visit to Suffolk to see coastal issues including climate change adaptation and mitigation

16 June 2008

Thurrock Council Offices

Meeting with LA Chief Executives and Skills Representatives

23 June 2008

Newmarket, Suffolk

Speaking at Care Services Improvement Partnership East of England event

30 June 2008

Peterborough

Visit to HMP Peterborough (Womens’ prison)

July 2008

3 July 2008

BERR Conference Centre, London

Quarterly RDA Chairs and Ministers Meeting

11 July 2008

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

National Day of Consultation for Draft Legislative Programme

17 July 2008

House of Commons, London

Reception for industry reps to encourage occupants for Orbis, promote Lowestoft and mark handover of keys to Suffolk county council

21 July 2008

Peterborough

Visit to Perkins Engines—to see the opening of the expansion of Perkins Learning Centre

22 July 2008

London

Meeting with Julie Spence, Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary

August 2008

28 August 2008

Moller Centre Cambridgeshire

Launch of Economic Report with HMT and EEDA

September 2008

9 September 2008

London

Recording video clip for Cambs Constabulary honour-based violence hotline launch

15 September 2008

GO-East, Cambridgeshire

Meeting regional house builders to hear about their experiences in the current climate

16 September 2008

Newmarket, Suffolk

Regional Transport Summit

18 September 2008

Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, Bedfordshire

Launching BLEDP Joint Economic Development Strategy

October 2008

10 October 2008

Stevenage Leisure Centre, Hertfordshire

Chairing the Regional Partnership Group meeting

13 October 2008

Orbis Energy Centre, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Launch event for the East of England Coastal Forum

20 October 2008

BAA Stansted, Essex

East of England's 'Talent Debate'

21 October 2008

House of Commons, London

Meeting with Business Link East

27 October 2008

Newmarket Race Course, Suffolk

LAA Event

29 October 2008

DCMS Office, London

Meeting with EEDA Board


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