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Embassies And Consulates (Security)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the security of embassies and consulates in London, in the light of the recent bomb attack at the Italian Consulate.

Arrangements for the protection of diplomatic premises in London are an operational matter for the Commissioner, and it is not the practice to disclose details. I understand that the Italian Ambassador is satisfied that proper protection is being given to Italian diplomatic premises.