HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 cc651-2W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the costs of receptions at the Anglo-Irish secretariat at Maryfield in 1995 and 1996 indicating the date and purpose of each event; and if he will indicate those events not proceeded with for which preparations were made. [12452]

Mr. Ancram

The British side of the secretariat did not host and made no financial contribution towards receptions in 1995.

In 1996 the British side jointly hosted two receptions at Maryfield:

Occasion Date British side contribution (£)
St. Patrick's day 14 March 1,501
Christmas 9 December 2,147

No preparations were made for other receptions.