§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has a policy regarding the appointment of diplomats to new posts while activities connected with their previous appointment are subject to a Government inquiry.
§ Mr. Pym
In the case of a Government inquiry with a broad remit, it is my policy to send to new posts those diplomats whose previous appointment has come to an end, for whatever reason, even where activities connected with that previous appointment may fall within the remit of the inquiry. Arrangements will be made to ensure the availability of any individuals required to give evidence to such an inquiry.