Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 May on Britain’s future diplomatic network.
Contained in the statement were details of the Government's plans to expand Britian's dipolamatic network and to open, or re-open, embassies around the world.
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs and find more current parliamentary material on International Affairs in the Topics section on the Parliament website.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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