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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Public Appointments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the Government has in the appointment of ambassadors to the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Halfon more like this
uin 247663 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answer text <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 the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) 1961. Article 4(1) of the VCDR 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 by the receiving State to undertake the role. Under the VCDR a receiving State is not obliged to give reasons to the sending State for refusal of agrément.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office reviews all requests for agrément from sending States. On the recommendation of the Secretary of State, Her Majesty The Queen gives formal approval of appointments and grants their credentials in a formal ceremony.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-02T15:16:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T15:16:19.247Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3985
label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter