34. The Secretary of State and other persons who may represent the state.

34.     The Secretary of State and other persons who may represent the state.

In any English enactment, 'Secretary of State' means one of Her Majesty's principal secretaries of state1. The minister of the United Kingdom concerned with international relations is generally the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs2. Under international law other persons may represent the state in specific fields3.