HC Deb 30 March 1961 vol 637 cc156-7W
Sir T. Beamish

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the names of the delegates from the United Kingdom Parliament to the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

The Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe will be meeting in Strasbourg from 24th to 29th April. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has appointed eighteen delegates from the Parliament of the United Kingdom. These delegates are appointed for one year and will take part in the committee work of the Consultative Assembly. The delegation this year, as last, will consist of ten Members of the Conservative Party, seven Members of the Labour Party, and one representative of the Liberal Party. My right hon. Friend has also appointed a number of substitute delegates.

The appointments of Labour and Liberal representatives and substitutes have been made on the basis of nominations by the leaders of those parties. The same delegation will be representing the United Kingdom Parliament at the Assembly of Western European Union which will meet from 29th May to 1st June.

Representatives from the Government benches will be: Lord Crathorne, the hon. Members for

  • Londonderry (Mr. Chichester-Clark).
  • Bournemouth, West (Mr. Eden).
  • Stroud (Mr. Kershaw).
  • Gravesend (Mr. Kirk)
  • Halifax (Mr. Maurice Macmillan).
  • Horncastle (Sir J. Maitland).
  • Honiton (Mr. Mathew).
  • Wembley, S. (Mr. Russell).
and Viscount Stonehaven.

Representatives from the Labour Party will be: The right hon. Members for

  • Belper (Mr. G. Brown).
  • Rowley Regis and Tipton (Mr. A. Henderson).
and the hon. Members for
  • Edmonton (Mr. Albu).
  • Sheffield, Attercliffe (Mr. J. Hynd).
  • Southampton, Itchen (Dr. King).
  • Islington, North (Mr. Reynolds).
  • Fulham (Mr. M. Stewart).

The representative from the Liberal Party will be: The hon. Member for

  • Devon, North (Mr. Thorpe).

The following substitutes have been appointed to act for the delegates when they are absent from Strasbourg:

From the Government benches: The hon. Members for

  • Beckenham (Mr. Goodhart).
  • Belfast, West (Mrs. McLaughlin).
  • Leicester, South-East (Mr. Peel).
  • Worthing (Sir O. Prior-Palmer).
  • Cornwall, North (Mr. Scott-Hopkins).
  • Oxford (Mr. Woodhouse).

From the Labour Party: The hon. Members for

  • Edge Hill (Mr. A. J. Irvine).
  • Glasgow, Craigton (Mr. Millan).
  • Kensington, North (Mr. G. H. R. Rogers).
and Lord Latham.

From the Liberal Party: Lord Grantchester.