HC Deb 05 July 1926 vol 197 cc1606-7

asked the Secretary of. State for Foreign Affairs how many members of the United States of America, German, Russian, French and Italian Embassies, respectively, in London enjoy diplomatic immunity; and how many British nationals in the United States, America, Germany, Russia, France and Italy enjoy diplomatic immunity?


Two categories of persons enjoy diplomatic immunity—the official staff of a diplomatic Mission, and the household staff of the head of the Mission. If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I will publish the figures for which he asks with this answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures referred to:

The numbers under each category in the case of the United States, German, Soviet Union, French and Italian Missions in London are as follow:

Official Staff. Household Staff.
United States Embassy 48 21
German Embassy 35 7
Soviet Mission 23 17
French Embassy 34 13
Italian Embassy 15 15

The numbers of the official staffs of the British Missions enjoying diplomatic immunity in the countries in question are:

United States 26
Germany 21
Soviet Union 10
France 24
Italy 19

I have no information as to the numbers of the households of the heads of these Missions.