HC Deb 27 February 1995 vol 255 cc427-8W
Dr. John Cunningham

To ask the President of the Board of Trade on how many occasions since April 1992 banks and other commercial interests have hosted receptions for his Department; and if he will publish the names of the hosts involved in each event.

Mr. Heseltine

The right hon. Member is no doubt referring to the reception hosted by Standard Chartered bank on 22 February. This was arranged entirely on the initiative of the member concerned and Standard Chartered bank. As far as I am aware, this is the only event of its kind in recent history.