HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 cc10-2W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will list the Members of the House of Commons who are at present appointed to attend meetings of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe as full or substitute members; and if he will give the average attendance of the Members of the House of Commons, of each of the three political parties, for the 12 months to the latest convenient date.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is represented at the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe by eighteen delegates, of whom ten are members of the Conservative Party, seven members of the Labour Party and one the representative of the Liberal Party.

Representatives from the Government benches are: Lord Crathorne, The hon. Members for:

  • Aldershot (Sir E. Errington),
  • Twickenham (Mr. Gresham Cooke),
  • Belfast, West (Mrs. McLaughlin),
  • Honiton (Mr. Mathew),
  • Leicester, South East (Mr. Peel),
  • Wembley, South (Sir R. Russell),
  • Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Ridley),
  • Antrim, North (Mr. H. Clark)
  • and
  • Viscount Stonehaven.

Representatives from the Labour Party are: The right hon. Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown) and the hon. Members for:

  • Leeds, East (Mr. Healey),
  • Lewisham, South (Mr. C. Johnson),
  • Shoreditch and Finsbury (Mr. Cliffe),
  • Hammersmith, North (Mr. Tomney),
  • Wednesbury (Mr. Stonehouse),
  • and
  • Lord Kennet.

The representative from the Liberal Party is: Lord Grantchester.

The following substitutes act as necessary on behalf of delegates:

From the Government benches: The hon. Members for:

  • Bradford, West (Mr. Tiley),
  • Weston-super-Mare (Mr. Webster),
  • Lancaster (Mr. Berkeley),
  • Buckinghamshire, South (Mr. Ronald Bell),
  • Keighley (Mr. Worsley),
  • Liverpool, Kirkdale (Mr. Pannell).

From the Labour Party: The hon. Members for:

  • Dartford (Mr. Sydney Irving),
  • Aberavon (Mr. J. Morris),
  • Glasgow. Maryhill (Mr. Hannan),
  • Westhoughton (Mr. J. T. Price).

From the Liberal Party: The hon. Member for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Wade).

The average attendance of the Members—both delegates and substitutes—at the May, 1963, September, 1963, and January, 1964, part sessions of the Consultative Assembly was thirteen representatives from the Government benches, nine representatives from the Labour Party and one representative from the Liberal Party.

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