HC Deb 20 February 1978 vol 944 cc464-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give for the longest and most convenient period of time the number of Government and ministerial luncheons and dinners to which Members of the House of Commons were invited and what were the names of the Members so invited.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

I have been asked to reply.

During the period from 1st January 1976 to 31st December 1977, 444 lunches and dinners were given by Her Majesty's Government for overseas guests, to which 199 Back Bench Members of the House of Commons were invited, many of them on more than one occasion. The following is the list:


Mr. Leo Abse.

Mr. Robert Adley.

Mr. Daniel Awdry.

Mr. Kenneth Baker.

Mr. Robert Banks.

Mr. Alf Bates.

Mr. A. J. Beith.

Mr. Ronald Bell.

Sir Frederic Bennett

Dr. Reginald Bennett.

Mr. W. Benyon.

Mr. Sydney Bidwell.

Mr. John Biffen.

Mr. John Biggs-Davison.

Mr. Peter Blaker.

Miss Betty Boothroyd.

The Rt. Hon. Arthur Bottomley.

Mr. James Boyden.

Mr. Tom Bradley.

Sir Bernard Braine.

Mr. Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler.

Mr. Michael Brotherton.

Mr. Ronald Brown.

Sir Paul Bryan.

Mr. Richard Buchanan.

Mr. Antony Buck.

Mr. John Cartwright.

The Rt. Hon. Mrs. Barbara Castle.

Mrs. Lynda Chalker.

Mr. Churchill.

Mr. Ivor Clemitson.

Mr. Stanley Cohen.

Mr. Robert Cooke.

Mr. John Cordle.

Mr. John Corrie.

Mr. Thomas Cox.

The Rt. Hon. William Craig.

Mr. Julian Critchley.

Mr. John Cronin.

Mr. David Crouch.

Mr. George Cunningham.

Mr. Tam Dalyell.

Mr. Bryan Davies.

Mr. Ifor Davies.

Mr. Joseph Dean.

Mr. Paul Dean.

The Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey de Freitas.

Mr. Geoffrey Dodsworth.

Mr. G. B. Drayson.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody.

Mr. Tony Durant.

Mr. Hugh Dykes.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards.

Mr. Robert Edwards.

Mr. Ioan Evans.

Mr. Nicholas Fairbairn.

Mr. Andrew Faulds.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg.

Mr. Martin Flannery.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher.

Mr. R. Fletcher.

Mr. Ted Fletcher.

Miss Janet Fookes.

Mr. Ben Ford.

Mr. Nigel Forman.

Mr. Marcus Fox.

The Rt. Hon. Hugh Fraser.

Mr. Clement Freud.

Mr. Peter Fry.

Mr. Edward Gardner.

Mr. W. E. Garrett.

Mr. Bruce George.

The Rt. Hon. Sir Ian Gilmour.

Sir John Gilmour.

Mr. David Ginsburg.

Dr. Alan Glyn.

Mr. Philip Goodhart.

Mr. Bryan Gould.

Mr. Ian Gow.

Mr. George Grant.

Mr. Percy Grieve.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths.

Mr. Michael Grylls.

Sir John Hall.

Mr. Peter Hardy.

Mr. Joseph Harper.

Mr. Paul Hawkins.

Mr. Robert Hicks.

Mr. Philip Holland.

Mr. Frank Hooley.

Mr. Emlyn Hooson.

Mr. David Howell.

Mr. Mark Hughes.

Mr. Roy Hughes.

Mr. John Hunt.

Mr. Douglas Hurd.

Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine.

Mr. Charles Irving.

Mr. Greville Janner.

Mrs. Lena Jeger.

The Rt. Hon. Patrick Jenkin.

Mr. James Johnson.

Mr. Russell Johnston.

Mr. Dan Jones.

Mr. Anthony Kershaw.

Mr. Harry Lamborn.

Mr. David Lane.

Mr. Ted Leadbitter.

Mr. John Lee.

Miss Joan Lestor.

Mr. Kenneth Lewis.

Mr. Ron Lewis.

Mr. Marcus Lipton.

Mr. Kenneth Lomas.

Mr. Richard Luce.

Mr. Roderick MacFarquhar.

Mr. John MacGregor.

Mr. John P. Mackintosh.

Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson.

Mr. Kevin McNamara.

Mr. Bryan Magee.

Dr. Edmund Marshall.

Mr. Neil Marten.

The Rt. Hon. Reginald Maudling.

Mr. Ray Mawby.

The Rt. Hon. Robert Mellish.

Mr. John Mendelson.

Sir Anthony Meyer.

Mr. Ian Mikardo.

Mrs. Millie Miller.

Mr. Austin Mitchell.

Mr. Roger Moate.

Mr. William Molloy.

Mr. Hector Monro.

Mr. Eric Moonman.

Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles.

The Rt. Hon. Oscar Murton,

Mr. Airey Neave.

Mr. Cranley Onslow.

Mr. John H. Osborn.

Mr. John Pardoe.

Mr. George Park.


Mr. John Parker.

Mr. Laurie Pavitt.

Mr. Ernest G. Perry.

Dr. Colin Phipps.

The Rt. Hon. Reg Prentice.

Mr. Christopher Price.

The Rt. Hon. Francis Pym.

Mr. W. R. Rees-Davies.

Mr. Julian Ridsdale.

Mr. Malcolm Rifkind.

The Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Rippon.

Mr. Albert Roberts.

Mr. Michael Roberts.

Sir John Rodgers.

Mr. John Roper.

Mr. Peter Rost.

Sir Anthony Royle.

Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas.

Mr. Nicholas Scott.

Mr. Michael Shersby.

Mrs. Renée Short.

Mr. Julius Silverman.

Sir George Sinclair.

Mr. T. H. H. Skeet.

Mr. Michael Spicer.

Mr. Ivor Stanbrook.

Mr. Anthony Steen.

The Rt. Hon. Michael Stewart.

Mr. John Stokes.

Mr. Roger Stott.

Mr. Peter Tapsell.

Mrs. Ann Taylor.

Mr. Peter Temple-Morris.

Mr. Jeffrey Thomas.

Mr. Mike Thomas.

The Rt. Hon. Jeremy Thorpe.

Mr. Sydney Tierney.

Mr. James Tinn.

Mr. T. W. Urwin.

Mr. William van Straubenzee.

Dr. Gerard Vaughan.

Mr. Richard Wainwright.

The Rt. Hon. Sir Derek Walker-Smith.

Mr. Patrick Wall.

Mr. Michael Ward.

Mr. David Watkins.

Mr. John Watkinson.

Mr. John Wells.

Mr. Frank R. White.

The Rt. Hon. Frederick Willey.

Mr. Alan Lee Williams.

The Rt. Hon. Sir Harold Wilson.

Mr. William Wilson.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton.

Mr. Alec Woodall.

Mr. Ian Wrigglesworth.

Mr. David Young.

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