HC Deb 11 July 1956 vol 556 c32W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proportion of the cost of the recent journey of the Chairman of the British Transport Commission to Cairo, as his personal representative during the Egyptian celebrations marking the withdrawal of the last British troops from Egypt fell upon public funds in this country; and what proportion was borne by the Chairman of the British Transport Commission at his own expense.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Although, as my noble Friend the Joint Under-Secretary, made clear in reply to a Question by the right hon. and gallant Member for Leicester, South-East (Captain Waterhouse) on 18th June, Sir Brian Robertson travelled to Egypt with my right hon. and learned Friend's approval, he did not go as his personal representative. He went as the guest of the Egyptian Government, who paid the cost of his journey. The Question does not therefore arise.

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