§ * MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a detailed statement of the Supplementary Estimate of £7,650, being "expenses connected with the visit of His Majesty the Shah to this Country?"
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
The details are very simple. I stated on May 30 that Her Majesty would entertain the Shah during his residence at the Palace; but that there would be some provision necessary for the purposes of his visit. The sum asked for is limited to the travelling expenses in this country, including cost of special steamers from Gravesend to Westminister £2,665; hotel charges of suite, entertainments, carriage hire, and engagement of the necessary interpreters, £1,835; extra carriages and attendance in London, £2,000; travelling expenses of officers in attendance and other contingent expenses, £1,150. Total, £7,650.