William Hague has insisted he is confident Team GB will deliver "another spectacular performance" at the Commonwealth Games - despite the home nations competing separately.
Arguably the most inept British Foreign Secretary in living memory, Hague also told the House of Commons that Team GB has become a "sporting superpower" as he backed calls for Scotland to stay within the Union.
Glasgow hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which starts next month, where Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland each have teams, whereas at the Olympics athletes from the four countries compete for Great Britain.
Asked what his department is contributing to the preparations for the games, Hague told MPs: "The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) is playing a strong role supporting the 2014 organising committee.
"Our high commissions across the Commonwealth are also drawing on our contribution to London 2012 to ensure Britain makes the maximum impact from what I am confident will be another spectacular performance by Team GB."
Sir Menzies Campbell, a Scottish MP and former Liberal Democrat leader, told Hague: "Perhaps I'll just remind you that, of course, the constituent parts of the United Kingdom compete in their own right and so there will be a Scottish team, a Welsh team, an English team and a Northern Ireland team."