CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

BUSINESS QUESTION – LEADER'S HOSPITALITY – 14 December 2006

Sir Nicholas Winterton: First, may I thank the Leader of the House for his generous hospitality at Dover House on Tuesday evening? It was a most convivial occasion. [Hon. Members: “Why weren't we invited?”] ...

The Leader of the House of Commons (Mr Jack Straw): I hope that I get no parliamentary questions about this, but I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his acknowledgement of our hospitality. I should say to hon. Members on both sides of the House that it was an entirely ecumenical gathering, to which members of relevant Select Committees were invited. [Hon. Members: “Ah!”] However, if it proves to be a popular event, next year I shall extend the list.

Dr Julian Lewis: To regulars at business questions?

Mr Straw: I shall make sure that that happens.