Skip to main content

Commonwealth Of Independent States

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to reorganise his Department following the break-up of the former Soviet Union and establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Over the past five months the FCO department that deals with political questions in the former Soviet Union has been reorganised and reinforced to take account of the independence of former Soviet republics. Departments dealing with economic aspects, including the know-how fund, are devoting increased time and resources to the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States; and the redeployment of further resources in the area is now being considered. Interdepartmental co-ordination has also been strengthened.