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Diplomatic Relations: Parliament

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the report on promoting parliamentary diplomacy produced by the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe, AS/POL (2009) 18 rev; and if he will make a statement. (301244)

The report on “Promoting Parliamentary Diplomacy” is still in draft and has not yet been approved by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe or communicated to the Committee of Ministers. We will contribute to the Committee of Ministers’ response in due course, if the Parliamentary Assembly requests such a response.