§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Under what circumstances the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Iran, Dr. Galindo Pohl, resigned; who is carrying out his duties; and when a replacement will be appointed.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)
In submitting his resignation as Special Representative on Iran. Dr. Galindo Pohl cited personal reasons as the cause of his decision. Nobody is carrying out his duties for the time being; we expect the appointment of his successor to be made very soon at about the same time as the renewal by the United Nations' Economic and Social Council of the special representative's mandate.