§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy with regard to seeking the removal from the United Kingdom of diplomats detained by the United Kingdom authorities and who have been appointed to permanent missions in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Where it is alleged that a member of the staff of a diplomatic mission has committed a criminal offence, we follow the policy laid down in paragraphs 57 to 73 of the White Paper "Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges" (April 1985; Cmnd. 9497).