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Consulate-General (Stuttgart)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why he decided to close the British consulate-general in Stuttgart.

Only modest use was being made by British exporters of the general export promotion services provided by the consulate-general and it was decided in 1983 that, following the pattern established in France and Switzerland, documentary consular work in the Federal Republic of Germany should be centralised in Dusseldorf. A marketing office has, however, been established in Stuttgart to assist in identifying opportunities for British exporters in the high technology field. An honorary consul-general has also been appointed.