UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Jeremy Browne: The Foreign Office is protecting its priority

Press Release   •   Oct 21, 2010 12:40 BST

“The Foreign Office is protecting its priority: the global network of staff who work so hard to promote Britain’s interests across the world."

Commenting on the Comprehensive Spending Review Liberal Democrat Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said:

“The Foreign Office is protecting its priority: the global network of staff who work so hard to promote Britain’s interests across the world.

“Our London-based operations will be reshaped with a streamlined central bureaucracy in Whitehall. This will save 24% of the FCO’s budget whilst also promoting the cross-government emphasis we believe is vital to Britain’s future interests.

“This approach will allow us to continue to implement our foreign policy objectives on the ground in locations around the world.”