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Diplomatic Service: Equality

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK (a) ambassadors and (b) high commissioners are (i) female and (ii) from an ethnic minority background. (224821)

Twenty-two Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff currently serving as Heads of Mission overseas (including ambassadors, high commissioners and governors of British overseas territories) are women. Four Heads of Mission have recorded that they are from an ethnic minority (British minority ethnic).