HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c790W
Andrew Mackinlay

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reason the nomination form for garden parties at Buckingham palace excludes Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK from being nominated; and if he will make a statement. [168814]

Mr. Alexander

Different procedures are in place for extending invitations to Commonwealth citizens. Commonwealth citizens who are either visiting or resident in the UK may apply to their respective High Commissions in London who may nominate them for an invitation.