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Diplomats (Security)

Volume 33: debated on Thursday 2 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many diplomats have been involved in criminal proceedings arising from breaches of security over the last 20 years; how many of these cases involved a personal relationship with a member of the opposite sex and how many a homosexual relationship; and of those involving a relationship with the opposite sex, in how many instances the diplomat concerned has been (a) male or (b) female; and what has been the average number of (a) male and (b) female diplomats in post throughout the 20 years.

The details requested are not immediately available. As soon as I have the information, I shall write to my hon. Friend.