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Special Envoys

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many special envoys have been appointed to (a) foreign countries, (b) overseas and dependent territories and (c) states under UN mandates since 27 June 2007. (155403)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: Two special envoys to either foreign countries, overseas and dependent territories or states under UN mandates have been appointed since 27 June 2007. Michael Williams has been appointed the UK Special Representative on the Middle East and Special Projects. (Further information is available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website at:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename:=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029391629&a=KArticle&aid=1184758541371%20&yeai=2007&month=2007-08-01&date=2007-08-03.)

My right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, North (Joan Ryan) has been appointed as the Special Representative to Cyprus, (further details are available on the No. 10 website at:

http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page12240.asp.)