She said: "I believe the work the FCO
are doing with the Association of British Travel Agents does not go far enough.
However, while Dubai is where most of the money is now, it is not where the fraud happened, and no FCO
staff have been implicated in the investigation," the spokesperson said in an emailed statement sent to Gulf News.
After studying Arabic at Leeds University and before joining the FCO
in 1984 Aron worked as an English teacher in Ed Damer secondary school in northern Sudan for two years from 1981 to 1983.
John Heppenstall, head of consular campaigns at the FCO
, said: "Passports are essential for travelling and it is important to take care of them.
Two child protection whistleblowers who worked on the island are now suing the FCO
and the UK Department for International Development for constructive dismissal.
spokesman said: ''The FCO
provides support for British nationals who get into difficulties overseas.
consular staff handled 17,517 cases in 2013/14 compared to 19,244 the year before.
Casson's wife Kathryn, "who has been Private Secretary to the Development Secretary from 2011 to 2014", will join him in Cairo, said the FCO
It's for the relevant authorities to make a decision on this," FCO
Authorities said the centralisation is being done to allow the FCO
to provide a common online application procedure with credit card payment facility, which will be more efficient and convenient for customers.
The embassy asked the FCO
for official clarifi-cations on that yesterday.
Her family say they have been told by the FCO
that there is nothing they can do to help her case at this stage.