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Departmental Freedom of Information

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the policy of his Department to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment he has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data. (207215)

[holding answer 22 May 2008]: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not generally release the home addresses of officials for reasons of privacy and security. If asked for this information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Department would deal with requests on a case by case basis, applying appropriate exemptions if it is necessary and appropriate to do so.