HC Deb 27 October 1997 vol 299 cc670-1W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the(a) official entertainment functions and (b) conferences which have been held at (i) Chevening and (ii) 1 Carlton Gardens since May 1997. [12921]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

The following official functions have taken place at Chevening:

  • Conference organised by the Department of Social Services;
  • British German Economic Committee;
  • Conference arranged by the Department of Trade and Industry;
  • FCO Board of Management;
  • Conference for GCHQ.

In the majority of these cases these discussions required participants to stay overnight.

At 1 Carlton gardens the following functions have been held:

  • 21 May: Dinner for the governor of Hong Kong
  • 24 May: Lunch for the Japanese Foreign Minister
  • 12 June: Dinner for the Crown Prince of Nepal
  • 7 July: Lunch for the Omani Foreign Minister
  • 10 July: Lunch for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
  • 21 July: Dinner for the Amir of Qatar
  • 23 July: Lunch for the French Foreign Minister
  • 8 September: Dinner for the American ambassador
  • 10 September: Dinner for the Luxembourg Foreign Minister
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  • 11 September: Lunch for the Austrian Foreign Minister
  • 12 September: Lunch for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
  • 12 September: Tea for the Italian Foreign Minister
  • 20 October: Tea for the Belgian Foreign Minister
  • 21 October: Lunch for the American ambassador
  • 22 October: Lunch for the chief executive of the Hong Kong special administrative region.

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