§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total annual budget for running the British embassy in(a) Washington, (b) Paris, (c) Brussels, (d) Rome, (e) Tokyo, (f) Montreal, (g) New Dehli and (h) Moscow; if he will give for each embassy the annual amount spent on entertaining and hospitality; and how many (i) butlers and (ii) cooks and (iii) other domestic servants are employed at each embassy.
§ Mr. Baldry
The total cost of running these posts, and the cost of entertainment, in 1992–3, the latest year for which final expenditure figures are available, was as follows:
Post Total running cost £million Entertainment£thousands Washington 13.8 242 Paris 16.7 359 Brussels 3.6 50 Rome 7.1 89 Tokyo 14.5 293 Montreal 0.6 21 New Delhi 6.3 55 Moscow 5.1 102
The numbers of domesti staft employed are:
Post Butlers Cook/cook help Other Washington 1 3 16.0 Paris 1 1 15.0 Brussels 1 1 3.5 Rome 1 2 6.5 Tokyo 1 3 10.5 Montreal — — 1.5 New Delhi — 3 20.5 Moscow — 3 7.0
§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contacts and representations he has made to the Government of Colombia concerning the view of Amnesty International on human rights abuses; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
We are in regular touch with the Colombian Government on human rights. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs raised the concern felt in this country when President-elect Samper called him on 19 July.