§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to increase embassy and consular staff in former Warsaw pact countries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
There are no further plans to increase embassy and consular staff in eastern European posts. These were inspected at the end of 1990 when increased staffing levels, authorised during 1990, were endorsed. Future staffing requirements for the Soviet Union are currently under review.