HC Deb 02 June 1949 vol 465 c177W
95. Mr. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the cost of the Government reception to overseas buyers at Lancaster House on 17th May; how many people were present; what percentage of those present were overseas buyers; and what percentage officials of the Board of Trade.

Mr. H. Wilson

It is not the practice to publish figures of cost in the case of Government hospitality. Three hundred and fifty-two people were present at this reception of whom about 23 per cent. were overseas buyers, and about 7 per cent. officials of the Board of Trade.

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