HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 cc1080-1W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been allocated to the increased protection of British embassies and consulates since 11 September 2001; and what general improvements have been made. [93616]

Mr. Rammell

The FCO embarked on a programme of physical security enhancements following the 1998 attacks on US missions in East Africa. After the attacks in the US on 11 September 2001, the FCO accelerated its investment in further securing both staff and missions. Over £25 million has been invested in physical security enhancements for British missions overseas. This work has included the installation of bomb blast windows, reinforcement of perimeter security and a variety of other physical security enhancements at a number of posts.

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