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David Manning: Gifts

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of the function organised by UK ambassador to the US Sir David Manning to mark the 50th birthday of Condoleezza Rice; and what the cost of the dress presented to her on that occasion was. (157825)

The dinner in question was held in honour of US Secretary of State Rice and attended by the President, First Lady and other senior figures. There were 111 guests and the cost was US$9,512.05.