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  Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In France, a Secretary of State is a junior minister, responsible to a minister or the Prime Minister.
According to the constitution, secretaries of state may be instated and fired by Royal Order (which means by the minister), but in practice these positions are usually created and held for the duration of the cabinet and they can even be used as bargaining chips in coalition negotiations.
In the individual states of the United States, the Secretary of State is an administrative officer responsible for a variety of governmental functions, depending on the constitution and laws of the particular state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State   (1234 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (commonly referred to as Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office).
Chevening is an official residence of the Secretary of State.
The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the United Kingdom's governmental reorganization of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_Secretary   (1213 words)

  
 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Commonwealth_Affairs   (142 words)

  
 Yemen at Westminster: House of Commons motions, debates, questions
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the Government of Yemen in respect of the kidnapping of three BBC journalists; and what action he proposes to take to secure their release;.....
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings have taken place since 1 May involving representatives from his Department at which (a) Oman and (b) Yemen were discussed; and how many meetings he and his ministers have had with representatives of the (i) Oman and (ii) Yemeni Governments......
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on the application for membership by the Republic of Yemen at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting......
www.al-bab.com /yemen/pol/parly.htm   (1851 words)

  
 Statement on India/Pakistan by Secretary of State Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr.
As Secretary of State, I have to balance our wider foreign policy interests with my direct duty of care for all UK citizens in the region and for all British Government staff and their families, whether UK based or locally engaged.
Last week, the Secretary of State for Defence did not explicitly rule out UK troops being part of an international force to patrol the disputed line of control, the aim being to reassure India that serious attempts are being made to bring to an end guerrilla infiltration.
www.hvk.org /articles/0602/93.html   (9089 words)

  
 Online edition of Daily News - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar met Jack Straw, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK on Thursday at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The Foreign Secretary referred to issues pertaining to immigration and requested that early progress be made on the arrangement for the repatriation of Sri Lankan citizens who have no right to enter or remain in the UK.
The Foreign Minister fielded a number of questions relating to the role of the Commonwealth, and its possible contribution to UN reforms, and the present situation of the peace talks in Sri Lanka.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/07/17/new21.html   (515 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Margaret Beckett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
She served as a Government Whip in 1975 and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Education and Science in 1976, serving in that position until 1979.
She was appointed President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Labour Party was elected to Government in May 1997, and served in that post until July 1998 when she was appointed President of the Privy Council and Leader of the House of Commons.
She was appointed Secretary of State for the newly formed Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in June 2001.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1145893702017   (353 words)

  
 Hamamböcüleri Alternatif Haberler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the fiscal and financial arrangements in the Annan plan on the economy of the proposed Greek Cypriot component of Cyprus should the Annan plan be implemented in its current form; and if he will make a statement.
Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what package of measures has been put forward by the EU to assist Turkish Cypriots in occupied Cyprus; how these measures will be administered; what his assessment is of these measures; and if he will make a statement.
Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the conditions which should be met by the leaders of the Turkish Cypriot community in Cyprus before negotiations for a settlement can be resumed; and if he will make a statement.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/haberler/fullnews.php?id=222   (4209 words)

  
 January 2001
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many chapters of the European Union application for membership by the Republic of Cyprus have been successfully negotiated; how many remain to be discussed; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many chapters of the European Union's application for the membership of the Republic of Cyprus have been successfully negotiated; how many remain to be approved; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who Her Majesty's Government's representatives will be at the next meeting of the United Nations' sponsored proximity talks on Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
enostos.net /parliament/parl_01jan.htm   (2271 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Secretary Colin L. Powell Joint Press Availability with British Secretary of State of Foreign and ...
The Foreign Minister gave a very important speech earlier this week that talked about what we have to do with respect to putting in place a broad-based government and what we have to do with respect to helping the people of Afghanistan get on a path to a better life in a post-Taliban regime.
SECRETARY POWELL: Well, I think it's important for us to try to get back to where we were a week-and-a-half or so ago, when we started to see some movement toward the Mitchell Committee implementation, interrupted by the tragic, tragic death of the Israeli cabinet minister.
SECRETARY POWELL: We are, of course, sensitive to the fact that Ramadan will be beginning in the middle of November, and winter also will start about that same time -- the winter period -- which makes military operations more difficult.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/sept_11/powell_brief29.htm   (1925 words)

  
 Secretary Rumsfeld escorts Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw into the Pentagon.
Secretary Rumsfeld escorts Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw into the Pentagon.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (left) escorts Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw (right), of the United Kingdom, into the Pentagon on Oct. 24, 2001.
Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will meet with Straw to discuss issues related to the war on terrorism and the ongoing military operations directed against the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist organizations in Afghanistan.
www.defenselink.mil /photos/Oct2001/011024-D-9880W-008.html   (91 words)

  
 The Court Service - Court of Appeal - Judgment
She has also pressed the Foreign Office to procure from the United States authorities clarification of her son's status and of what is to be done with him in the future.
The conventional view is that where a state intervenes by diplomatic action in aid of a subject who has been treated by another state in a manner which infringes international law, the injury that has been done is to the state and the right asserted is that of the state.
In particular, if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were to make any statement as to its view of the legality of the detention of the British prisoners, or any statement as to the nature of discussions held with United States officials, this might well undermine those discussions.
www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk /judgmentsfiles/j1354/abassi_judgment.htm   (13739 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The explanation for this failure lies in the insistence of some states that equal or greater priority be given to negotiations on nuclear disarmament and on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space.
Accession by states with significant national chemical industries is considered of particular importance, as is adherence by states in regions of tension.
As we stated earlier in the Report, one hundred kilograms of anthrax released from the top of a tall building in a densely populated area could kill up to three million people.
www.nautilus.org /archives/pub/ftp/npp/0010UK_NMD_Report.txt   (3730 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 11 Dec 2001 (pt 25)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many publications were issued by his Department in each of the last four years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the constitutional arrangements agreed between the UK and the Irish Republic involving joint decision-making in the affairs of Northern Ireland are being used as a model for the future constitutional status of Gibraltar.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publicises its commitment to flexible working and encourages managers to respond positively to requests as part of their commitment to the diversity agenda.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo011211/text/11211w25.htm   (1212 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 14 July 1997
Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he takes to ensure that the terms of the Geneva International Telecommunications conventions are complied with by (a) UK nationals involved in military activities and (b) US nationals based in the UK involved in military activities.
Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what safeguards are in place to prevent American personnel based in the United Kingdom under the Visiting Forces Act 1952 committing offences under the Interception of Communications Act 1985; and what mechanisms are in place to detect any such offences.[7619] Dr.
Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provisions exist for (a) the UK Government and (b) UK nationals to secure compensation for damage or losses caused by US personnel based in the UK who are on duty.[7631] Dr.
www.fas.org /irp/facility/menwith/970714.htm   (1266 words)

  
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department last met members of the (i) Government of the Maldives and (ii) Maldivian Democratic Party; and what was discussed.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the current Government advice is to British citizens in respect of (a) bilateral trade with and (b) tourism in the Maldives.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the arrests of members of the Maldivian Democratic Party on 13 February by the Maldivian authorities; and on the extent to which human rights are protected in the Maldives.
www.maldivesculture.com /news/torture_arrests_maldives_uk04.htm   (1001 words)

  
 Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 1749
(2) The corporate seal of the Secretary of State for International Development shall be authenticated by the signature of a Secretary of State, or of a Secretary to the Department for International Development, or of a person authorised by a Secretary of State to act in that behalf.
The Secretary of State for International Development has been entrusted with functions relating to international development formerly entrusted to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
The Order also constitutes the Secretary of State for International Development and her successors a corporation sole with a common seal, and amends the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 by adding the Department for International Development to Schedule 2 to that Act (departments, andc.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1997/19971749.htm   (1547 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Ministerial Statements for 30 Oct 2003 (pt 2)
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office estimates that it will have spent up to £12.1 million on the British Office in Baghdad and other bilateral representation by the end of this financial year.
The Secretary of State and I have carefully considered all the representations made to us about the location of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight within the structure of the new courts agency.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/vo031030/wmstext/31030m02.htm   (1064 words)

  
 1984 Nuclear Forum: Participants Bios
Owen served as Labour Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from February 1977 to May 1979.
He was British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 1979 to 1982.
In 1979, while serving as Secretary of State, Lord Carrington served as Chairman of the Lancaster House Conference, which led to the solution of the Rhodesian problem and the formation of the Independent Republic of Zimbabwe.
globetrotter.berkeley.edu /nuclearforum/1984forum/participants.html   (427 words)

  
 International Law In Brief March 14, 2003
Abassi and all other British prisoners "were being well treated and appeared in good physical health." However, the Foreign Office concluded that, in case of a request for assistance, "[a]ssessments of when and how to press another State require very fine judgments to be made," which become increasingly complex in the context of international terrorism.
U.N. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”) conferred an independent basis for federal subject matter jurisdiction over Dardana’s petition to confirm the arbitral awards, it did not mean that the defendant as a person was properly within the court’s power.
Section 1677(5)(F) provides in part that a change in ownership of all or part of a foreign enterprise or the productive assets of a foreign enterprise does not by itself extinguish the countervailability of a prior subsidy, even if the change in ownership is accomplished through an arm’s length transaction.
www.asil.org /ilib/ilib0605.htm   (2711 words)

  
 PRESS CONFERENCE BY UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 8 Jul 2003 (pt 3)
The intelligence relating to the 45 minutes was subjected to the same rigorous assessment by the Joint Intelligence Committee as all other intelligence is. There was no interference by anyone else, as the Foreign Affairs Committee acknowledged in its report yesterday.
Gentleman was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and heard the evidence that I gave not only in public, but in private.
The Foreign Affairs Committee at no stage challenged the accuracy of that document.
www.sparklefluff.com /blatantoptimism/docs/treated.html   (1268 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs -
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (colloquially called the Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office).
Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
article "Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs".
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Foreign_Secretary   (330 words)

  
 LETTER TO SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, UNITED KINGDOM SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, JULY 21, 1986   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
We accept that the European Community, and possibly even the United States Government, have since assumed responsibility for the mission.
Indeed, I would be honoured to meet you, outside of the context of your current mission to South Africa, to discuss the burning question of the need for decisive international action to bring a speedy end to the apartheid system.
We have over the years benefited from discussions we have had at various levels of governments with most of the member States of the European Community, and would welcome an opportunity for closer contact.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/history/or/or86-11.html   (393 words)

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