Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Service

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th July 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have received consular assistance from HM Government following detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last eight years.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 19 June 2018.

The correct answer should have been:

Since 2010, 39 British nationals have received consular assistance from the Government due to arrest and/or detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This figure also includes arrests and/or detentions from the Repulic of Congo which is covered from our Embassy in Kinshasa.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Since 2010, 39 British nationals have received consular assistance from the Government due to arrest and/or detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This figure also includes arrests and/or detentions from the Repulic of Congo which is covered from our Embassy in Kinshasa.

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