§ 42. Mr. Pargiter
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the fact that honorary diplomatic status is extended by the United States Government to all of its nationals working for the Government of Libya, whether he will take steps to extend similar status to all British nationals working for that Government.
§ Mr. Ian Harvey
My right hon. and learned Friend is informed that no United States nationals employed by the Libyan Government have diplomatic status, honorary or otherwise. United States citizens employed in Libya on work in connection with United States economic aid whose salaries are paid for by the United States from aid funds have exemption from Libyan taxation; with the exception of two senior officials, who are on the United States Ambassador's staff, these employees do not enjoy diplomatic status.