HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 c26W
Mr. Roebuck

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why, in view of the fact that he does not intend to rent further official accommodation in Brussels, he refuses to disclose the rent already paid for the residence of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs there.

Mr. Mellish

This might prejudice negotiations for the renewal or replacement of this and other short term leases in Brussels and would be a disclosure of what may be legitimately regarded as the private business of the lessor.