Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Mr Andrew MacKinlay (Thurrock, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Foreign Service staff have been dismissed or resigned as a consequence of misconduct in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Douglas Alexander (Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry; Paisley South, Labour)
One Foreign and Commonwealth Office officer was dismissed for misconduct in 2002, five in 2003 and three in 2004 (to date).
In 2002 and 2004 no officers resigned with outstanding misconduct allegations made against them. In 2003 one officer resigned after allegations of misconduct were made but before it was decided if the allegations should be upheld.