HC Deb 09 February 2001 vol 362 c777W
Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to was the pursuant to her answers Lord Chancellor's Department, of 1 February 2001,Official Report, column 299W, and 29 January 2001, Official Report, column 71W, on entertainment expenses, if the Lord Chancellor was the only Government Minister who spoke at the function; and if she will place a copy of the invitation to that function in the Library.

Jane Kennedy

My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor and the Minister for Europe, my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Vaz), both spoke at the function. The Lord Chancellor does not recall any other speeches except the opening remarks by SP Hinduja. A copy of the Lord Chancellor's invitation to the function is not available. Invitation cards are routinely disposed of after one year.

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