HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 c515W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to improve security at British high commissions and embassies following the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey. [142670]

Mr. Rammell

We keep the security of all out posts under constant review. Immediately after the attack in Istanbul, all Diplomatic Missions were instructed to review their security urgently and, where appropriate, implement security enhancements. In addition, those Missions with a high level of threat sought additional protection from the host government.

We are now carrying out a detailed assessment of the security of all Missions to identify what more might be done to enhance their security, against terrorist attack in particular