§ 53. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the cost to public funds of repairing the damage done to the British Ambassador's car in Paris, in December last, whilst it was being used by a Member of Parliament; and if he will inquire into the circumstances in which the car was used on that occasion.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
None. The French authorities have agreed to meet the cost. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to the hon. Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis) on 18th December.—[Vol. 808, c.484–5.]