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  Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The position of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs was created on August 1, 1966 by the merger of the old positions of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and Secretary of State for the Colonies.
The position dealt with British relations with members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
In 1968 the position was merged with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to create the new position of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
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 Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Secretary of State positions can be created without primary legislation; and legislation refers to 'Secretary of State', which is a notional position split between all the Secretaries of State depending upon the functions.
Upon the direction of public affairs passing from the privy council to the cabinet after 1688 the secretaries of state began to assume those high duties which now render their office one of the most influential of an administration.
In the federal government of the United States of America, the main role of the Secretary of State is to supervise and conduct foreign policy.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/s/se/secretary_of_state.html   (1322 words)

  
 Secretary of State - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The ancient English monarchs always had in attendance a learned ecclesiastic, known at first as their clerk, and afterwards as "Secretary", who conducted the royal correspondence; but it was not until the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (reigned 1558–1603) that these functionaries gained the title "Secretaries of State".
Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1997–2001; divided)
In many states the state secretary of state is often third in line to assume the office of governor upon death or resignation of the incumbent, after the lieutenant governor.
open-encyclopedia.com /Secretary_of_State   (1253 words)

  
 Secretary of State for the Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet official in charge of managing the various British colonies.
Previously those responsibilities had fallen to the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, who was responsible for Southern England, Wales, Ireland, the American colonies, and relations with the Catholic and Muslim states of Europe.
In 1966, with most of the colonies gone, the office was merged with that of the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to create the new office of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_the_Colonies   (953 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations was a British Cabinet office existing between 1947 and 1966, responsible for dealing with British relationship with members of the Commonwealth of Nations (its former colonies).
The position was created out of the old position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.
In 1966, the position was merged with that of the Secretary of State for the Colonies to form that of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, which was in turn merged with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1968 to create the new position of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Commonwealth_Relations   (239 words)

  
 FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The FCO was formed in 1968 out of the merger of the short-lived Commonwealth Office and the Foreign Office, the Commonwealth Office having been formed only in 1966 by the merger of the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Colonial Office.
The Commonwealth Relations Office had been formed by the merger of the Dominions Office and the India_Office in 1947, with the Dominions Office having been split from the Colonial Office in 1925.
The two departments' foreign affairs responsibilities became the Foreign Office, whilst their domestic affairs responsibilities were assigned to the Home_Office.
www.whereintheworldisbush.com /en:Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Office   (579 words)

  
 Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth
Pursuant to Section 2.2-405 of the Code of Virginia, by January 15th of each year the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth prepares a list of all board and commission vacancies scheduled to arise during the year.
Get the chart (pdf, 114 K) One important task that the Secretary of the Commonwealth handles is researching and managing all gubernatorial appointments.
If you are interested in serving the Commonwealth in an appointed position, please explore our Appointments section for openings that might interest you and for which you are qualified.
www.commonwealth.virginia.gov   (419 words)

  
 Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In the United States federal government, the Secretary of State is responsible for foreign policy.
Ordinarily thisn't a particularly powerful position, but the Secretary of State of Florida played a important role in deciding the outcome of the 2000 Presidental election.
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 US Declassifed Documents (1964-1968)
Shullaw stated that Carlson had reported that if the United States was prepared to agree to release the field unconditionally, the Government of British Guiana in return would probably be willing to agree to unrestricted authorization for the United States to use the field whenever it wished.
The Secretary said he would send the Foreign Secretary a message on what we thought might be done to strengthen UK relations with the Hemisphere.
The Secretary reported to the President very briefly on the discussions at Ministerial level which had been held while the two principals were talking alone that morning.
www.guyana.org /govt/US-declassifed-documents-1964-1968.html   (14845 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The honorific title First Secretary of State is awarded occassionally.
The Cardinal Secretary of State presides over the Secretariat of State, which is the most important dicastery of the Roman Curia.
During a sede vacante, the former Secretary of State (the appointment expires when the pope dies or resigns) assumes some of the functions of the head of state as a part of a temporary commission.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Secretary_of_State   (1309 words)

  
 SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Previously those responsibilities had fallen to the Secretary_of_State_for_the_Southern_Department, who was responsible for Southern England, Wales, Ireland, the American colonies, and relations with the Catholic and Muslim states of Europe.
Until 1925, when the office of Secretary_of_State_for_Dominion_Affairs was created, the Colonial Office had responsibility for all British colonies and dominions besides India, which had its own Secretary of State.
In 1968 the Commonwealth Office was subsumed into the Foreign Office, which became known as the Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Office.
www.amysflowershop.com /Secretary_of_State_for_the_Colonies   (345 words)

  
 Disarmament Documentation: 'The Decision to go to War in Iraq', UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee Inquiry, June, 2003
Robin Cook was until recently Leader of the House of Commons and was formerly Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Q735 Sir John Stanley: Foreign Secretary, one of the central issues is whether the degree of immediacy of the threat from Saddam Hussein's regime that was conveyed to Parliament and to the wider public was justified on the basis of the intelligence information that was available to the Government.
Foreign Secretary, when you came before the Committee on 4 March you were asked by Mr Mackinlay: "Who authorised the dodgy dossier in that parlance?" You replied: "On the issue of which ministers approved it it was approved by the Prime Minister".
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 Articles - Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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 DefenseLINK News: Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, November 13, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz hosts an honor cordon to welcome the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw to the Pentagon at 2:15 p.m.
Photos: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw meets with Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz.
Photos: NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson is the guest of honor at a Pentagon breakfast hosted by Secretary Rumsfeld.
www.defenselink.mil /today/2003/to20031113.html   (505 words)

  
 NATO/SFOR : Transcript of Press Briefing, 29 July 1997
Foreign Secretary Cook: After Prijedor, we said that we do not rule out any further action, we are leaving those who are indicted, and who know they are indicted, to be kept guessing as to what might happen next and what might happen to them.
Foreign Secretary Cook: On the first point, what I said before coming here is that we are deeply concerned that the monies that we have been providing may not have been put to the purpose intended.
Foreign Secretary Cook: It is for the people of the Republic of Srpska to make up their own minds about which authority they support.
www.nato.int /sfor/trans/1997/t970729c.htm   (4339 words)

  
 United Kingdom - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Lord Chancellor
www.exxun.com /UnitedKingdom/j_cf.html   (342 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Wilton Park is an important British contribution to international co-operation in dealing with crucial issues of international concern.
Steps will also be taken to maximise use of the Agencyís premises for externally organised conferences and training courses consistent with Wilton Parkís core objectives.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will continue to monitor the Agencyís performance through regular contact between my officials and the Director of Wilton Park and his staff, and more formally through the Wilton Park Departmental Board, which will continue to meet under FCO chairmanship.
www.archive.official-documents.co.uk /document/cm42/4273/fca.htm   (491 words)

  
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Although management and families were evacuated without lose of life and, in the circumstances, very rapidly, this was largely due to their own efforts and the assistance of the South African Consul in Kinshasa and the American Embassy in Brazzaville.
The civil disturbances revealed the poor state of preparedness of Embassy officials, whilst also throwing doubt on the degree of their commitment to the British community.
It was also evident that staff had no ready means of contacting the large majority of the nationals and checking on their safety.
www.library.ucsf.edu /tobacco/batco/OCR/7900/7974.txt   (780 words)

  
 Secret War in Srilanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
To the successive Sinhala governments, this was the beginning on the road to an ultra-nationalist Buddhist Sinhala state, for all intents and purposes a unitary state, where Tamils (4 million now much reduced) are entrenched as second class citizens.
The irony is that the parliamentary democracy in the context of Sri Lankan p olitics made the Tamils a permanent minority (foot note 3) and the unitary state meant a permanent domination of the majority over the minority.
In the struggle to occupy the main centre of this political vacuum that was created, between the government state brutality and Tamil Tiger resistance, Tamil Tiger discipline and morale won and Tamil consensus is that they pro tected the Tamils as a people from the oppressive Sinhala government.
www.tamilcanadian.com /eelam/reports/secwar.html   (3444 words)

  
 EMBASSY OF GREECE: PRESS OFFICE - News Flash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Papandreou also said that during the meeting, British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw reassured them that both his country and the United States are expending every effort to avert hits against civilians in Afghanistan.
On his part, Belgian Foreign Minster Louis Michel, who is chairing the council of EU's foreign ministers, noted that the Union did not believe that the bombings in Afghanistan should cease at this stage, as was requested by humanitarian organizations active in the region.
Papandreou said that United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan sent to the ministers a draft plan for the resolution of the Palestinian issue, which is the subject of a study.
www.greekembassy.org /press/newsflash/2001/October/nflash1018a.html   (679 words)

  
 PRESS CONFERENCE BY UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS
The liberation of Kabul would not have taken place without military action by the coalition of States and the determination of world leaders like President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jack Straw told journalists at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon,
Touching reports were being received from Kabul that testified to small, but profoundly important changes in daily life, he said.  He gave the example of children now able to fly kites; and of music being played in the city.  “Those things,” Mr.
Referring to the reference to street fighting in Kabul, a correspondent asked why it was a concern when the Taliban had withdrawn from the city prior to the arrival of the Northern Alliance.  Mr.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/2001/strawconf.doc.htm   (836 words)

  
 The numbers raise questions
The purpose of the Pool is to bring together the resources of the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Department for International Development to enable a more strategic approach to conflict reduction.
It has forged a more holistic view of how to tackle conflict and brought synergy to the GovernmentÕs conflict prevention work in a wide range of areas such as the Balkans, Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa, Nepal and Indonesia.
Will be a border of peace Between two free and sovereign states: Israel and Palestine.
www.ijhc.org /9-11Heal/a9-11HealA-7a.htm   (3083 words)

  
 Articles - Arthur Bottomley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
He was a junior minister in Clement Atlee's governments, being Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Dominions (1946-47) and Secretary for Overseas Trade at the Board of Trade (1947-51).
In Harold Wilson's governments he was Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs (1964-66) - during which time he sought to deal with the consequences of Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence - and Minister of Overseas Development (1966-67).
He was created a life peer in the 1984 New Year's Honours as Baron Bottomley of Middlesbrough in the County of Cleveland.
lastring.com /articles/Arthur_Bottomley?mySession=c85684d244371f53e4...   (258 words)

  
 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
Bill Rammell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs visited Guatemala and Belize between 13-17 January.
The main focus of the project will be an international conference in March, which will look at the role of education in conflict resolution, human rights and economic integration.
An Adjacency Zone runs the length of the Belize-Guatemala border and the OAS works with both communities in this area to reduce tension and increase collaboration and is also helping both governments work towards a negotiated settlement.
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=3134   (840 words)

  
 PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED KINGDOM SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED KINGDOM SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
He said he had seen the familiar pattern –- conceal, deny, delay, make the minimum concessions to buy time, and then conclude you’ve succeeded, once again, in keeping your weapons of mass destruction.
Blair accepted that the Government of Iraq stayed in place.  That had always been clear, he emphasized.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/2003/UKPressCfc.doc.htm   (628 words)

  
 NATO Ministerial Meeting - NATO HQ, 16-17 December 1997
Left - José Cutileiro, Secretary General WEU Robin Cook, UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Robin Cook, signing the Protocol of Accession Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) 16 December 1997
Head of the table, from left to right - ASG Political Affairs Ambassador Klaiber Deputy Secretary General Amb.
www.nato.int /docu/comm/1997/9712/photos3.htm   (828 words)

  
 Gul: Britain Is Aware Of Injustice Against Turkish Cypriots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
LONDON - Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said on Monday that Britain was aware of injustice against Turkish Cypriot people.
Replying to questions of Turkish journalists following his meeting with British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw, Gul said, ''Britain takes into consideration problems of Turkish Cypriot people.
Council Of State Paves Way For Privatization Of Turk Telekom
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=38731   (321 words)

  
 DoD News: Rumsfeld to Host Secretary Jack Straw, of the UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
DoD News: Rumsfeld to Host Secretary Jack Straw, of the UK Nov. 06, 2005
Rumsfeld to Host Secretary Jack Straw, of the UK Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw, of the United Kingdom, to the Pentagon at 1:30 p.m.
Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.
www.defenselink.mil /advisories/2001/p10232001_p241-01.html   (105 words)

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