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Diplomatic Privileges

Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to declare any individual to whom diplomatic privileges have been accorded persona non grata if that individual is found to be involved in carrying out intelligence operations in Great Britain.

I would refer my hon. Friend to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary's assurance to the House on 6th February that there would be no countenancing of any illegal activities by the agents of any Government in this country. This includes the members of diplomatic missions.