HC Deb 29 March 1971 vol 814 cc267-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many wives, servants and diplomats were, on 30th June, 1970, entitled to claim diplomatic immunity whilst serving abroad, either wholly or in part; and how these figures compare with the end of February, 1971.

Mr. Kershaw

All members of the Diplomatic Service holding diplomatic appointments abroad would normally be entitled to some degree of diplomatic immunity. Their number on 30th June, 1970, was 3,044 and at the end of February, 1971, 3,001. Information on wives and servants is not readily available.