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Diplomats (Cars)

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what rate of interest is charged to members of the Diplomatic Service serving abroad on loans provided for the purchase of cars.

None. As my right hon. Friend, then Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, told the House on 15th December 1975, these loans, which are made only in defined circumstances, are interest-free and repayable over a maximum period of two years.