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Homecoming Scotland

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department (a) has given and (b) plans to give to the Homecoming Scotland 2009 initiative. (257762)

Following a request from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Murphy), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has taken the following steps:

Details of the initiative were published automatically on all FCO English language post websites (approx 150 countries).

We asked Scotland’s 10 priority-country FCO websites to create a ‘feature box’ on their homepage. An example is on

http://ukincanada.fco.gov.uk/en

Further website publicity for this initiative will be provided during the course of the year.