Skip to main content

Ethnic Monitoring

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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 ethnic monitoring is undertaken by his Department of the recipients of the delivery of its services to UK citizens abroad. [98453]

(c) The following table gives details of British nationals kidnapped/held hostage broken down by country since 1997.

(d) In respect of British nationals incarcerated abroad, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office (Mr. Bradshaw) to my hon. Friend the Member for Tooting (Mr. Cox) on 13 May 2002, Official Report, column 456W. This sets out the number of British nationals imprisoned abroad who have asked the local authorities to inform the British Consulate of their arrest and sentence. The figures are broken down by country, and represent the total on 30 April 2002. To obtain similar data for all years since 1997 would incur disproportionate costs.

I am told we do not monitor the delivery of our services on the basis of ethnicity.