HC Deb 01 November 1966 vol 735 cc67-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the visits of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury during the Summer Recess to Rome, Accra, New Delhi, Singapore, Bangkok and Vientiane, for the purposes of considering the standards of diplomatic accommodation; which diplomatic accommodation he visited in each country: and what economies he now proposes to make as a result of these visits.

Mr. Callaghan

My right hon. Friend's visit was made at my request with a view and at what costs these visits were made; and what have been the results of such visits.

Mr. Callaghan

The details are as follows:

to effecting economies in public expenditure. He visited a representative sample of accommodation at these places. His report will be of great value in framing estimates.