§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what are the number plates used by official vehicles of the High Commissioner in Vanuatu;
(2) whether he will institute an inquiry into the use of the High Commissioner's official car by a Government official for the delivery of Conservative party fund-raising literature in Vanuatu; and if he will make a statement;
(3) why the official car of the High Commissioner in Vanuatu was used to deliver Conservative party material to Mr. N. Anderson of OSAS, P.O. Box 567, Port Vila, Vanuatu; and if he will make a statement;
(4) what is the practice with regard to the use of official diplomatic cars for delivering non-official material; and if he will make a statement;
(5) what is the practice with regard to Her Majesty's embassies acting as receiving points for mail addressed to United Kingdom citizens working abroad and forwarding such items to their correct addresses.
§ Mr. Eggar
The 75 technical co-operation officers and OSAS officers and their families regularly use the High Commission's postal box number 567 for both official and private mail which is then delivered to staff living locally in Vila. The registration numbers of High Commission vehicles are CD UK 1 and UK 5. All private mail received by the High Commission addressed to Mr. Anderson would have been handled in this manner. It would of course be quite improper for the High Commission to open or inspect the contents of private mail.