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star this property date less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What plans he has to expand the UK diplomatic network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
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Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The FCO is undergoing the largest expansion of its network for a generation. This will deliver on three priorities: Global Britain, EU Exit and an uplift to the Africa network. By 2020, we will have over 1000 new staff positions in London and overseas. We are opening or upgrading 14 new Posts and the UK will have a presence in all Commonwealth countries in Africa and a new Permanent Representative to ASEAN.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:57:09.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:57:09.417Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
1147737
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of the members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service are (a) serving overseas and (b) have served overseas in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 293642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the number and proportion of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service serving overseas each year since 2013:-</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Mar-13</p></td><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>Mar-15</p></td><td><p>Mar-16</p></td><td><p>Mar-17</p></td><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>Aug-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1500-1599</p></td><td><p>1700-1799</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proportion of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td><td><p>51%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The statistics above exclude FCO Home Civil Servants who are working in an overseas post. Up until 1st April 2015, Department of Trade staff (former UKTI) were included in FCO staff headcount.</p><p>We are unable to provide headcount information prior to 2013. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts at page 29, in February 2013 the FCO realigned previous staffing figures, adopting a new methodology in line with Office for National Statistics guidelines.</p><p>Numbers have been released in bands rather than absolute values in line with current publication policies for FCO headcount.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1144861
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to promote tourism and investment in Northern Ireland through the global UK diplomatic network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lagan Valley more like this
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Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
unstar this property uin 286666 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:21.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:21.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the process for accrediting ambassadors to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office follows a process of reviewing each State's proposed appointee as Head of Mission to the United Kingdom in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) 1961. The process is sufficiently robust and no recent appraisal of its adequacy has therefore been required.</p><p>The appointment of Heads of Mission, both Ambassadors and High Commissioners, to the Court of St. James's is governed in international law by Article 4(1) of the VCDR. The Article requires that the sending State must ensure that agrément for the person it proposes to accredit as Head of Mission has been granted by the receiving State, before that person may be permitted to undertake the role.</p><p>On the recommendation of the Secretary of State, Her Majesty The Queen gives formal approval of Head of Mission appointments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:32:57.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:32:57.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1128841
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has an access to justice unit within its consular directorate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
unstar this property uin 259332 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>​The access to justice unit was established in January 2015 to lead on consular support provided to families bereaved through murder or manslaughter. This followed an internal review of the support offered to these families conducted in 2014, and recommendations made by the Foreign Affairs Committee in their 2014 Report on Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Consular Services. The name of the unit was changed to the Murder and Manslaughter Team shortly after it was established to better reflect the unit’s purpose as a dedicated team supporting those bereaved through murder or manslaughter overseas. This includes working closely with our posts overseas on these often complex and long-running cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:35:57.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:35:57.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) relocating diplomatic staff and (b) expanding or purchasing new diplomatic premises and official residences as a result of strategic changes made in light of the UK's decision to withdraw from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
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Stewart Hosie more like this
unstar this property uin 237638 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>A number of staff across the FCO work on a range of issues including EU Exit. We continue to keep EU Exit staffing levels under constant review to ensure that they are appropriate to deliver the government's objectives.</p><p>We undertake regular reviews of our estate portfolio around the world, ensuring it is fit for purpose. No decisions on diplomatic premises in New York are influenced only by the UK's withdrawal from the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 237639 more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:40:18.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:40:18.757Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where the funding will come from for the proposed expansion of the UK’s diplomatic network; over what period that expansion will take place; and whether that funding will be taken from elsewhere in his departmental budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
unstar this property uin 229109 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The funding for the expansion of the diplomatic network is coming from £90 million of additional resource over two years agreed by the Treasury to support the Government’s Global Britain ambitions. The expansion is planned to cover a period beginning in 2018 and ending in 2020. This funding will not be taken from elsewhere in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s budget. Expansion beyond March 2020 is subject to the forthcoming spending review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T11:33:13.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T11:33:13.533Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the additional consular staff that will be needed in UK missions as a result of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) consular service assists British people living, travelling and working around the world when they are most in need. In the context of EU Exit, we are working to reduce the number of preventable incidents through the provision of clear information to UK people living, working and travelling in the EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states about their rights and access to services. The FCO will continue to provide professional consular assistance to UK nationals, prioritising the most vulnerable. We envisage an increase in enquiries, notarial work, requests for consular assistance and the complexity of consular cases as a result of EU Exit. We are therefore significantly increasing the capacity of the network, including the Global Consular Contact Centre, which handles all telephone and written consular enquiries for our embassies, high commissions and consulates in the EU and EFTA states. The FCO is also planning information campaigns to signpost UK nationals resident and travelling in the EU and EFTA states to practical information on gov.uk.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T15:37:15Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:37:15Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure UK citizens overseas are able to register at UK embassies in order to receive consular support and information. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Derek Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 192841 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>British nationals do not need to register at British Embassies to receive consular support and information. Information about our services is available on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consular-services" target="_blank">Consular services - GOV.UK</a>. People needing assistance can contact us by telephone 24/7 by calling the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London or a British Embassy or Consulate overseas. Our operators provide information and advice about the consular services available. Where they are unable to help the caller to resolve the issue themselves, and/or when they judge that the caller needs urgent assistance, they will pass the call to the nearest embassy, or, if the embassy is closed, to our Global Response Centre in London.</p><p>The FCO encourages people to <a href="https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/email-signup" target="_blank">subscribe to FCO travel advice email alerts</a> &quot;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/overseas-living-in-guides" target="_blank">living in” guides</a>, follow <a href="https://www.facebook.com/fcotravel" target="_blank">FCO Travel on Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/FCOtravel" target="_blank">@fcotravel on Twitter</a> for updates and to follow the nearest <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/world/embassies" target="_blank">British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate</a> on Twitter and Facebook. FCO travel advice is updated frequently during a crisis and is often the best source of information and advice for those affected.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:17:29.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:17:29.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Derek Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to UK diplomatic posts overseas on the official terminology that should be used to refer to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government officially refers to the Occupied Palestinian Territories and considers them to consist of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, based on 1967 borders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T17:45:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T17:45:18.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this