State Recognition

House of Lords written question – answered at on 4 July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government why their conditions for recognising a state vary from area to area.

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

For the criteria for the recognition of states, I refer the noble Lord to my reply of 23 November 2010 (Hansard, col. WA 296). These criteria are applicable in all parts of the world.

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