Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd October 2018
Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157090 on Ministry of Justice: Buildings, how many days each Minister of his Department spent in Petty France between 7 December 2017 and 7 January 2018.
Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Between 7 December 2017 and 7 January 2018 Dr Phillip Lee MP spent 6 days in the Ministry of Justice; David Lidington MP 8 days; Dominic Raab MP 1 day and Sam Gyimah MP 8 days.
Lord Keen has a dual role as Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson in the House of Lords, as such, he spent 3 days in the department on Ministry of Justice business.
All ministers are required to split their departmental time between 102 Petty France and other locations such as the House of Commons / Lords and, as such, departmental meetings and business are regularly undertaken at the House of Commons / Lords.This reflects the nature of Parliamentary obligations and legislative business. In addition to this, visits are often undertaken as part of Ministerial duties. The information provided is for days spent partially or entirely in 102 Petty France.