HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1163W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates in the last two years(a) his Department and (b) UK diplomatic posts abroad have given advice to law enforcement agencies about pursuing investigations in foreign jurisdictions; and which jurisdictions that advice concerned. [174006]

Mr. Rammell

Staff in many departments within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have frequent contact with UK law enforcement agencies on a range of issues and covering different foreign jurisdictions. In addition there are over 140 Law Enforcement Liaison Officers based in UK diplomatic missions overseas. These officers are in daily contact with UK law enforcement agencies in the course of their work which includes giving advice about investigations. To list all such contacts for the last two years would incur disproportionate costs.

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