asked Her Majesty's Government:
What funding and support in kind they are contributing to events connected with the visit of the American Bar Association to the United Kingdom this month:
- (a) in the Palace of Westminster; and
- (b) elsewhere in the United Kingdom. [HL3450]
§ The Lord Chancellor
I hosted a Reception in the Lord Chancellor's Residence on Sunday 16 July 2000, and a Dinner at Lancaster House on Monday 17 July, for participants in the American Bar Association conference. Both of these events were funded by the Government. The total cost is estimated at £8,000. In addition, the Royal Gallery was made available for the morning of Tuesday 18 July 2000, followed by a lunch in the Cholmondeley Room; Cherie Booth QC hosted a reception at No. 10 Downing Street that evening; and Baroness Scotland hosted a reception in the Durbar Court on the evening of Thursday 20 July 2000. In each case the American Bar Association met the full expense.