In 1998, an MP named Gill asked the following Parliamentary question of Tony Blair, then Prime Minister -
"To ask the Prime Minister which members of his Government have attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group. "
On 16th March 1998, Blair issued a 'holding answer' - 'None'.
This answer is not compatible with the first paragraph of the Parliamentary Commissioner Standards' memorandum to be found here, which reads in full as follows -
"Mrs Lynn Riley, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, wrote on 28 February 1997 to a Member of the House, alleging that Mr Kenneth Clarke MP had failed to register `the free trip and accommodation he received from the Bilderberg Group ... unlike Tony Blair who attended the same meeting'. She enclosed a letter from Mr Clarke dated 6 September 1995 in which he states that `my recollection is that I paid for my flight but that I was accommodated while I was there'. The Member passed the correspondence on to me."
If Mr. Blair registered 'the free trip and accommodation he received from the Bilderberg Group', why did he deny some years later that he had ever attended any of its meetings?