HC Deb 06 June 1946 vol 423 cc2159-60
60. Mr. Price-White

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give a list of the parliamentary missions, delegations and parties which have visited various countries abroad in the past year; and what has been the cost to the Treasury, respectively.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)

This information is not readily available, but I will circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT as soon as possible

Mr. Price-White

I appreciate the nature of the reply. Does not the Financial Secretary agree that this money could be better spent at this time—

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member is asking for an opinion and not for information.

Mr. Bowles

Will my hon. Friend also indicate the Members of Parliament who have gone abroad during the sittings of Parliament?

Mr. Hall

I will look into it and see the extent to which we can give the utmost information on this matter. The Government have nothing to hide.

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