China: Diplomatic Service

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22 September 2023.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to review the security of (a) the accommodation and (b) other arrangements for UK diplomatic staff posted to China.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We recognise the importance of keeping security and accommodation requirements for all HMG staff deployed to China under regular review. The FCDO has established policies and processes in place to conduct regular reviews in relation to the duty of care and security of its people, assets and information in all overseas missions, including China. It also has processes in place to identify and respond to any change in the security situation. These are reviewed on a regular basis.

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