HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c268W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he will be taking in response to the recent National Audit Office report relating to fraud at British embassies. [22751]

Mr. Fatchett

We continuously reappraise the adequacy of our financial management systems and staff resources at British Embassies to minimise the risk of fraud. The lessons learnt from the recent National Audit Office report forms part of this process. We have a dedicated Financial Compliance Unit to do this, as well as the full normal Internal Audit arrangements.