HC Deb 28 June 2001 vol 370 c163W
Mrs. Gillan

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will list his special advisers and their division of responsibilities; [254]

(2) if he will list the special advisers in his Department together with their date of appointment and their responsibilities; which of them are authorised to speak to the media; and if he will make a statement. [251]

Mr. Straw

The FCO Special Advisers are Ed Owen and Michael Williams. They were appointed on 19 June 2001 and are authorised to speak to the media.

Their areas of policy responsibility are:

Ed Owen

  • European Union
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Russia
  • Cyprus and Turkey
  • Gibraltar and Overseas Territories
  • Global Environment
Dr. Michael C. Williams
  • International Security Policy—including NATO and peacekeeping United Nations
  • The Balkans
  • Africa Middle East
  • North, South and Central America
  • South and East Asia
  • Australasia
  • Human Rights
  • The Commonwealth
  • Arms Control and Disarmament