HC Deb 27 October 1982 vol 29 cc420-1W
Mr. Body

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will publish in the Official Report the full account he has received from the European Movement of how his grant of £30,000 to its speakers service was spent, to which reference was made in a letter to the hon. Member for Holland with Boston dated 20 October from the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mr. Rifkind:

We receive details from the European Movement of each meeting organised in the speakers service programme, but it would not be economic to list them in the Official Report.

The movement also provides us with a breakdown of the costs of the speakers service. In 1981–82, this was as follows:

Salary of speakers' secretary 4,442
Telephones 940
Travel and other expenses 3,502
Stationery, Publications etc. 7,996

Postage 3,956
Proportion of other staff costs 9,786
Total 30,623