Transcript of interview: Sir Paul Lever, 2011
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Lever joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1966 and his posts included: 3rd Secretary, FCO, 1966-67; 3rd, later 2nd Secretary, Helsinki [Finland], 1967-71; 2nd, later 1st Secretary, UK Delegation to NATO, 1971-73; FCO, 1973-81; Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary (David Owen), 1978-81; Chef de Cabinet to Christopher Tugendhat, Vice-President of EEC, 1981-85; Head of UN Department, FCO, 1985-86; Head of Defence Department, FCO, 1986-87; Head of Security Policy Department, FCO, 1987-90; Ambassador and Head, UK Delegation to Conventional Arms Control Negotiations, Vienna [Austria], 1990-92; Assistant Under- Secretary of State, FCO, 1992-94; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, and Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, 1994-96; Deputy Under- Secretary of State (Director for EU and Economic Affairs), FCO, 1996-97; Ambassador to Germany, 1997-2003.
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