HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc14-5W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what officials accompanied the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on his official visits to Greece, Paris, and Bonn, during the Summer Recess, and at what costs; and what were the results of his discussions in general and on the British Army of the Rhine costs, in particular.

Mrs. White

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster visited Greece at the invitation of the Greek Government, Paris for the quarterly Ministerial meeting of the Council of the Western European Union and Bonn as my representative on the British delegation to the meeting of the Anglo-German Mixed Commission. Apart from officials who would in any case have attended the meetings in Paris and Bonn, my right hon. Friend was accompanied on all three occasions by his Private Secretary and in Paris by his Personal Assistant. The discussions were in each case confidential. On the results of the meeting of the Mixed Commission, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Communiqué published at the time.

The total estimated cost of the recent visits to Greece, Paris and Bonn by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and his personal staff is £436 17s. 4d.