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Departmental Telephones

Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what his policy is on the use of telephones in his Department by members of staff for their personal use relating to (a) domestic calls and (b) international calls; and if he will make a statement; [201113]

(2) what measures he has taken to ensure that telephones in his Department are not used by staff for making unauthorised personal calls to international numbers; [201114]

(3) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of unauthorised personal calls made by members of staff to (a) domestic numbers and (b) international numbers in the last year for which figures are available. [201115]

Mr. Rammell: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) policy is that officials are permitted to use official telephones for minimal personal use, and we trust our staff not to abuse that, and local management to ensure it is not abused. The costs of private use of FCO telephone systems can be recovered from staff, but actual recovery of costs is a local management decision based on cost effectiveness. No central records are kept of such recoveries across the FCO and its missions abroad. In many parts of the World, use of the official FCO Telecommunications Network is the only reliable way in which FCO staff can keep in touch with relatives and friends.

Detention (USA)

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he has taken following the increase in the number of UK citizens being detained by US authorities and subsequently released without charge since 2002. [202084]

Mr. Mullin: Our statistics for the number of British nationals detained and subsequently released by the US authorities do not differentiate between those detained, charged and released and those detained and released without charge. Consequently, we cannot say if there has been an increase in the latter category.

Diplomatic Staff

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) ambassadors and (b) high commissioners he has appointed since 2001; and if he will list them. [200938]


 
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Mr. Alexander: Since June 2001, the following Heads of Mission have been appointed (146 ambassadors (HMA), 38 high commissioners (HC)):

Graham Hand, HMA Algeria

Graeme Loten, HMA Mali

Philip Priestley, HMA Belize

Basil Eastwood, HMA Switzerland

Ric Todd, HMA Slovakia

Emyr Jones Parry, UK Permanent Representative, NATO, Brussels

John Sawers, HMA Egypt

Richard Clarke, HC Tanzania

Hamish Daniel, HMA East Timor

Michael Smith, HMA Tajikistan

Brian Donnelly, HC Zimbabwe

Paul Hare, HMA Cuba

Ron Nash, HMA Afghanistan

Sue Hogwood, HMA Rwanda

Norman Ling, HC Malawi

Glynne Evans, HMA Portugal

Paul Dimond, HMA Philippines

David Reader, HC Swaziland

Anne Pringle, HMA Czech Republic

Jim Hoare, HMA North Korea

George Edgar, HMA Macedonia

lan Soutar, HMA Bulgaria

Sherard Cowper-Coles, HMA Israel

David Landsman, HMA Albania

Robin Kealy, HMA Tunisia

Kay Coombs, HMA Honduras

Philip Rouse, HMA Mongolia

Fraser Wilson, HC Seychelles

Jeremy Hill, HMA Lithuania

David Coates, HMA Ivory Coast

Richard Makepeace. HMA UAE

Richard Gozney, HC Nigeria

Gordon Wetherell, HC Ghana

Bob Dewar, HC Ethiopia

Brian Stewart, HMA Algeria

James Sharp, HMA Kazakhstan

Christopher Prentice, HMA Jordan

Peter Westmacott, HMA Turkey

Brian Donaldson, HMA Madagascar

Paul Brummell, HMA Turkmenistan

Mike Murray, HMA Eritrea

Tony Cantor, HMA Paraguay

Simon Gass, HMA Greece

Edward Chaplin, HMA Iraq

Robin Lamb, HMA Bahrain

Laurie Bristow, HMA Azerbaijan

Andrew Caie, HC Brunei

David Fall, HMA Thailand

Eric Jenkinson, HC The Gambia

Christopher Hum, HMA China

James Watt, HMA Lebanon

David Gowan, HMA Yugoslavia

Alan Jones, HC Belize

Peter Torry, HMA Germany

Simon Featherstone, HMA Switzerland

Tom Duggin, HMA Colombia

Peter Collecott, HMA Brazil
 
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Judith Macgregor, HMA Slovakia

John White, HMA Barbados

Richard Kinchen, HMA Belgium

Quinton Quayle, HMA Romania

John Nichols, HMA Hungary

John Hughes, HMA Argentina

Derek Plumbly, HMA Egypt

Donald Lamont, HMA Venezuela

Bernard Whiteside, HMA Moldova

Stephen Evans, HC Sri Lanka

Nicholas Browne, HMA Denmark

Peter Newall, HMA Senegal

Peter Ford, HMA Syria

Andrew Pocock, HC Tanzania

Anwar Choudhury, HC Bangladesh

Tina Redshaw, HMA East Timor

David MacLennan, HMA Qatar

Stewart Eldon, HMA Republic of Ireland

Graeme Loten, HMA Tajikistan

John Mitchiner, HC Sierra Leone

David Merry, HC Botswana

Steve Hiscock, HC Guyana

Richard Lavers, HMA Guatemala

John McManus, HMA Conakry

Colin Budd, HMA Netherlands

Robert Gordon, HMA Vietnam

Rod Pullen, HMA Zimbabwe

Simon Gass, HMA Greece

John Dew, HMA Cuba

Matthew Kirk, HMA Finland

Kathryn Colvin, HMA Holy See

Richard Lyne, HMA Solomon Islands

Mark Lyall Grant, HC Pakistan

Charles Humfrey, HMA Indonesia

Rosalind Marsden, HMA Afghanistan

Adam Wood, HC Uganda

Keith Bloomfield, HMA Nepal

William Patey, HMA Sudan

Robert Brinkley, HMA Ukraine

Jeremy Macadie, HMA Rwanda

Peter Mathers, HC Jamaica

Andy Sparkes, HMA Democratic Republic of Congo

Bruce Cleghorn, HC Malaysia

Chris Wilton, HMA Kuwait

Bill Sinton, HMA Bolivia

David Pearey, HC Malawi

Richard Ralph, HMA Peru

Linda Duffield, HMA Czech Republic

John Buck, HMA Portugal

Hugh Mortimer, HMA Slovenia

John Thompson, HMA Angola

Tim David, HC Zambia

James Clark, HMA Luxembourg

Stephen Wright, HMA Spain

Peter Beckingham, HMA Philippines

Howard Parkinson, HC Mozambique

Frank Martin, HC Lesotho

George Squires, HC Swaziland

Denise Holt, HMA Mexico

Brian Bennett, HMA Belarus

John Everard, HMA Uruguay
 
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Tony Brenton, HMA Russian Federation

Stuart Laing, HMA Oman

Edward Clay, HC Kenya

Rod Gemmell, HMA Bahamas

Michael Arthur, HC India

Lyn Parker, HMA Cyprus

Paul Nessling, HC Tonga

Mariot Leslie, HMA Norway

David Reddway, HC Canada

Jim Malcolm, HMA Panama

John Holmes, HMA France

Tony Godson, HC Mauritius

David Gordon-Macleod, HC Papua New Guinea

Ron Nash, HC Trinidad and Tobago

David Slinn, HMA North Korea

Richard Lewington, HMA Ecuador

Haydon Warren-Gash, HMA Morocco

Vicky Bowman, HMA Burma

Alp Mehmet, HMA Iceland

Andrew Tesoriere, HMA Latvia

Sherard Cowper-Coles, HMA Saudi Arabia

Ivor Roberts, HMA Italy

Mike Gifford, HMA Yemen

Georgina Butler, HMA Costa Rica

Dick Wilkinson, HMA Chile

Andy Ashcroft, HMA Dominican Republic

lan Cliff, HMA Bosnia & Herzegovina

Warwick Morris, HMA South Korea

Alan Collins, HMA Singapore

Robert Chatterton Dickson, HMA Macedonia

Jeremy Hill, HMA Bulgaria

Anthony Gary, HMA Sweden

Charlie Mochan, HC Fiji

Nigel Haywood, HMA Estonia

Craig Murray, HMA Uzbekistan

Donald MacLaren, HMA Georgia

Richard Dalton, HMA Iran

Simon McDonald, HMA Israel

Richard Jones, HMA Albania

Graham Fry, HMA Japan

Anthony Layden, HMA Libya

Alan Goulty, HMA Tunisia

Richard Austen, HMA Mongolia

Vincent Fean, HMA Malta

Di Skingle, HC Seychelles

David Reader, HMA Phnom Penh

Matthew Rycroft, HMA Sarajevo

Tim Simmons, HMA Ljubljana

John Macgregor, HMA Austria

Colin Roberts, HMA Lithuania

Charles Crawford, HMA Poland

David Manning, HMA USA

Richard Fell, HC New Zealand

Alasdair MacDermott, HC Namibia

Richard Wildash, HC Cameroon

Thorda Abbott-Watt, HMA Armenia

John Ramsden, HMA Croatia

Peter Ricketts, UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Brussels

John Grant, UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Brussels
 
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John Freeman, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Vienna

Nick Thorne, UK Permanent Representative to the UN and other International

Organisations, Geneva

Emyr Jones Parry, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, New York

David Lyscom, UK Permanent Representative to the OECD, Paris

Stephen Howarth, UK Permanent Representative to Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Colin Munro, Head of UK Delegation to the OSCE, Vienna

Peter Jenkins, Permanent Representative of the UN, Vienna


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