HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 c67W
105. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what official arrangements His Majesty's Government are making to receive Madame Peron on her forthcoming visit to this country.

Mr. Bevin

The wife of the President of the Argentine Republic is proposing to visit the United Kingdom from 16th to 19th July, and the Argentine Government have been informed that she will be made welcome and will receive the facilities and courtesies which are customary in the case of private visits by distinguished foreign visitors. It is the intention of the Government to offer appropriate hospitality and entertainment to Madame Peron. Apart from this, arrangements will be in the hands of a private Reception Committee, which has been formed with my approval by the Chairman of the Hispanic Council, Lord Davidson, and which will assist the Argentine Ambassador in regard to the programme.