§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those countries where the British ambassador, high commissioner or charge is female; and in how many countries there is British diplomatic presence. 
§ Mr. Goodlad
The countries where the head of post is female are:
- Irish Republic
- Costa Rica
- Ivory Coast
Diplomatic or consular relations are maintained with 183 countries, although in some cases the accredited diplomatic staff reside in a third country.