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Civil Servants (Overseas Missions)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the employment rights of locally-engaged British civil servants who serve abroad for a diplomatic mission; and what complaints procedure is open to them. [108635]

In FCO missions abroad the rights of all employees are protected by local law.Every mission is required to have complaints procedures set out in Terms and Conditions of Service given to each employee on appointment.Procedures in each mission will vary. There would be disproportionate cost involved in obtaining copies of procedures from every post in the world.