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State Visits

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library a copy of the ceremonial protocol appropriate to visits to Northern Ireland by foreign heads of state. (276772)

I have been asked to reply.

There is no standard ceremonial protocol appropriate to visits to Northern Ireland by foreign heads of state. Programmes for visits to the UK by foreign heads of state organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be tailored to the circumstances of each visit and arranged in full co-operation with relevant parties.