HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 c68W
27. Mr. Grimond

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what funds are at his disposal for entertaining visitors and official delegations from the Commonwealth.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

The Commonwealth Relations Office Vote includes a sum of £600 for entertainment by members of my Department which is used for entertaining visitors from other Commonwealth countries. The home service allowances payable to certain officers returned from overseas contain an element intended for the same purpose.

The official entertainment by the United Kingdom Government of Commonwealth visitors and official delegations is borne on the Government Hospitality Fund.