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Commonwealth Prime Ministers (Reception)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he has been able to make arrangements for Members of Parliament to meet the Commonwealth Prime Ministers in an informal manner during the period of the forthcoming Conference.

Yes, Sir. I am glad to be able to announce to the House that you, Mr. Speaker, have been kind enough to agree to act as host with the Lord Chancellor at a reception in your house from 5.0 p.m. to 7.0 p.m. on Tuesday, 26th April, to which all Members of both Houses of Parliament are invited and at which I very much hope that all the Prime Ministers and their principal Ministerial advisers attending the Conference will be present. Individual invitations will not be issued, but you, Sir, have asked me to say that you hope that as many hon. Members as possible will accept this general invitation.

I hope that I shall not be thought to be presuming if, on behalf of all parties, I venture to thank you, Mr. Speaker, for your impending hospitality; and I should like to thank the Prime Minister for acceding to the suggestion made to him.