§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many of his officials attended conferences(a) in the United Kingdom and (b) overseas; and how many and what percentage made (i) oral and (ii) written contributions to the matters under discussion in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
These data are not held centrally and cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost. Officials attend and speak at conferences as appropriate to fulfil their duties.