Diplomatic Missions: State Recognition

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 23 November (WA 296), which of the criteria listed for recognition of a state are met by the Vatican City.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

We have recognised the Vatican City State as a state as it meets all the normal criteria for recognition as a state as set out in the Written Answer by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Sainsbury, Official Report of 16 November 1989, col. 494.

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