HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 cc7-8W
Mr. Ancram

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the setting up of a common European diplomatic service. [62319]

Mr. Straw

We believe that it is for EU member states to organise their respective diplomatic services at the national level. There are already 138 bilateral and five multilateral European Commission delegations overseas.

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