§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what use is currently being made of Hillsborough Castle.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Apartments in Hillsborough Castle are kept available for use by members of the Royal Family; investitures continue to be held there; and it is used for certain official meetings and conferences, and occasionally for the overnight accommodation of Ministers or distinguished official visitors. In addition, the house is permitted to be used from time to time for gatherings of welfare, charitable, cultural and similar organisations, and for visits of an educational nature.