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Quasi-Parliamentary Organisations

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 8 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Works what services at the public expense are provided for quasi-parliamentary organisations occupying office accommodation in the Palace of Westminster; and the names of the organisations and the services provided in each case.

My right hon. Friend has consulted the authorities of the Palace of Westminster and the following information is given with their agreement.The British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union occupy two rooms with a total area of about 650 square feet, and the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association four rooms with a total area of about 1,500 square feet. No charge is made to either organisation for accommodation, furnishings, lighting, heating, cleaning or the use of telephones.