HC Deb 09 December 1968 vol 775 cc52-3W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will list the number of official overseas Parliamentary delegations since November 1967, with dates and destination countries and the total number of Members of Parliament who attended in each case.

Mr. Peart

An entirely comprehensive list of such delegations, including, for example, visits sponsored by Government Departments, is not available.

The principal official overseas Parliamentary delegations during the period were to the Assemblies of the Council of Europe and Western European Union, to the North Atlantic Assembly, and delegations sponsored by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Date Country Numbers (approximate in some cases)
Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe
January, 1968 France 27
May, 1968 France 32
September, 1968 France 30
Assembly of Western European Union
December, 1967 France 28
October, 1968 France 30
North Atlantic Assembly
May, 1968 Belgium 9
October, 1968 Belgium 12

Date Country Numbers (approximate in some cases)
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
10th-14th March, 1968 Mauritius 3
4th-9th June, 1968 Mauritius 3
3rd-9th September, 1968 Swaziland 2
14th September-3rd October, 1968. New Zealand 4
22nd September-3rd October, 1968. Malaysia and Singapore. 5
23rd September-9th October, 1968. Malawi 5
6th-29th October, 1968 Australia 3
7th-25th October, 1968 Barbados and Windward Islands. 5
26th October-9th November, 1968. Bahamas 11
9th-25th November, 1968. Leeward and Virgin Islands. 4
Inter-Parliamentary Union
April, 1968 Senegal 6
May, 1968 Finland 5
May, 1968 U.S.S.R. 9
September, 1968 Peru 13
September, 1968 Colombia 4