§ Mr. Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in the light of the increased trade with Turkey, he proposes to increase diplomatic representation in that country; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Following a recent inspection of Her Majesty's diplomatic posts in Turkey and in the light of our increased trade with Turkey, the commercial sections at Her Majesty's embassy in Ankara and at the consulate-general in Istanbul have been significantly strengthened.
Currently staffing levels are considered to be sufficient to meet exporters' present requirements, but we are keeping the situation under constant review.