§ 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. 652W
§ 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.