Papal Visit

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Turner of Camden Baroness Turner of Camden Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Bishops' Conferences of England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the Catholic Church have refunded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office their share of the costs of the Papal visit, due by the end of February.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office sent an invoice for these costs to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales on 25 February 2011. We expect to receive the funds in due course.

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