§ 46. Mr. Lewis
asked the Prime Minister on how many occasions during the current year he has given permission for a Minister's wife to travel on an official mission with her husband at the 1122 public expense; and if he will give a list of the official missions in question and the Ministers involved.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I have been asked to reply.
The Answer to the first part of the Question is four so far, Sir. I will, with permission, circulate the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following is the information:The official missions involved were the visit of my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to Caracas and Port of Spain in January; the visit of the noble Lord, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Malaya in January; the projected visit of the noble Lord, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Ghana in May, and the projected visit of my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Board of Trade, to Queensland in August.