HC Deb 04 July 1967 vol 749 cc228-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will take such action as may be necessary to ensure that, in the future, Members of Parliament with 20 years or more service in the House of Commons are given at least an equal opportunity with those Members who have only recently entered the House of Commons of attending cocktail parties and receptions organised by his Department for the purposes of meeting statesmen and other representative personages from countries overseas.

Mr. Mulley

Careful consideration is always given to the preparation of guest lists for Foreign Office functions with a view to ensuring appropriate representation from Parliament, bearing in mind individual Members' interests.