HC Deb 17 June 1993 vol 226 cc677-8W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consequences in terms of the availability of consular and other services are imposed on United Kingdom citizens who take up work in Libya against the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The United Kingdom has no diplomatic relations with Libya. As a result, the small British interests section of the embassy of our protecting power, Italy, can offer only limited consular services to British nationals in Libya.

We advise British nationals planning visits to Libya to consider whether their journey is really necessary, and the resident British community to consider whether they need to remain.

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the FCO's "Travel Advice on Libya".