HC Deb 03 March 2000 vol 345 c433W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which consultative committees of the European Communities confer diplomatic immunity on their members; what is the total number of diplomatic passports issued by them; and how many incidents involving such individuals have been covered by diplomatic immunity(a) in the United Kingdom, (b) across the EU and (c) further afield since the establishment of the bodies in each of the last five years. [112332]

Mr. Vaz

Members of consultative committees of the European Union, such as the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee have no diplomatic immunity. Therefore, no diplomatic passports have been issued to them and no diplomatic incidents have occurred involving such individuals in the UK, EU or further afield.

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