Capital Punishment and Torture

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2015 to Question 9704, whether current staffing levels for (a) torture prevention and (b) death penalty projects will be maintained in 2015-16.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The staff levels in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as in all Departments, will be dependent on the outcomes of the Spending Review. The FCO's work on the prevention of tortue and the death penalty will remain central to our human rights work overseas in 2015-16.

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