§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answers of the Minister of State for the Armed Forces on 10 February,Official Report, column 485, and 22 February, Official Report, column 133, if he was aware that the uniformed band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was performing at a Conservative party function when he delivered a speech at Ayton castle on 28 January; and what payment was received by the regiment from the Roxburgh and Berwickshire Conservative and Unionist Association for its performance.
§ Mr. Hanley
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence became aware when he arrived at the function that a uniformed band was playing. The band left before my right hon. and learned Friend gave his speech and was paid expenses of £182.42.