HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 c628W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Prime Minister why Mohammed Fayed was invited to a Downing street dinner to mark the state visit of President Mubarak of Egypt; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

It is the normal practice to invite prominent nationals of the country represented by a foreign visitor to such occasions.

Mr. Skinner

asked the Prime Minister if Mr. Mohammed Fayed attended a function at Downing street in March or April 1985.

Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Prime Minister if she has ever met Mr. Mohammed Fayed in an official capacity.

The Prime Minister

I met Mr. Al-Fayed in the context of the visit of the Sultan of Brunei on 25 January 1985, and subsequently at a dinner for President Mubarak of Egypt at Downing Street on 14 March 1985.