§ 48. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the numbers and functions of the staff of Her Majesty's Consulate-General in Hanoi.
§ Mr. Padley
The home-based staff of the Consulate-General in Hanoi is three. Her Majesty's Consul-General, Mr. Ponsonby, is assisted by a Vice-Consul and a junior officer who acts as Archivist and accountant. There are also four locally-engaged Vietnamese who are employed on translating, driving and cleaning duties.
The Consulate-General performs normal consular functions in the consular district. The Consul-General is, as usual, responsible for the safety and protection of British subjects in his district and for the maintenance of relations with the local authorities in it.