§ 42. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether, now that he has received some claims for the costs involved in the visit of the four Members to the committee meeting of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe on culture and education in Vienna from 29th June to 5th July, 1972, he will publish the total of expenses claimed.
§ Mr. R. Carr
The total of the claims so far received from Members who attended the meeting of the Culture and Education Committee of the Council of Europe is £402.16.
§ 44. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether the attendance allowance for meetings of the Council of Europe and its Committees is payable up to the time of the earliest appropriate departing train or flight after the meeting in the case of Members who depart before the meeting ends; and what proportion of the payment of expense allowance has been in respect of days when the Members were not actually present at meetings.352W
§ Mr. R. Carr
With regard to the first part of the hon. Member's Question, the answer is no, as the allowance would only be payable up to the time of the delegate's departure.
Allowances to delegates may, however, be properly payable in respect of certain days when a meeting does not take place; for example, in the case of any intervening weekend. The details requested by the hon. Member in the second part of his Question would therefore be misleading.