HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc249-50W
55. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the practice adopted by his Department of not extending an invitation to Members of Parliament with 20–30 years' membership of the House of Commons to the dinners, lunches and receptions given by his Department and of extending more than one such invitation to Members with a limited membership of the House of Commons; and whether he will take steps to change this practice.

Mr. Darling

The Board of Trade adopts no such practice.