HL Deb 01 May 1973 vol 342 cc83-4WA

asked Her Majesty's Government how many persons in the United Kingdom, by nationality, at present enjoy diplomatic immunity; and what is the nature of their employment (e.g. Embassy, Press, trade mission, et cetera.)


The attached Table 1 shows in Column A the numbers, by nationality, of diplomatic personnel in the United Kingdom. Column B shows the numbers of persons employed at diplomatic missions in an administrative or technical capacity, whose names appear on lists held by the Foreign and the Crown for which the Post Office was distinguished would be continued, and to mark this she would have no objection if the Post Office, after it ceased to be servant or agent of the Crown, displayed the accepted symbols of service to the Crown or to its using the title "Royal Mail". The Queen also suggested that the use of the Royal Cypher by the Post Office should continue.