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Rome: British Embassies

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate would be saved if their two embassies in Rome were operated as one.

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

The Holy See does not accept cross-accreditation of ambassadors or other diplomatic staff to the Holy See and Italy. Amalgamating the two embassies is therefore not an option and we have made no estimation of the financial implications of doing so.

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