To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
(1) what changes have been made to the overseas network of UK Trade and Industry to deliver the increase in the UK profile in (a) China, (b) India, (c) Brazil, (d) Indonesia, (e) Mexico, (f) Russia, (g) Saudi Arabia, (h) South Africa, (i) Turkey and (j) the United Arab Emirates as set out in the July 2005 five year strategy on prosperity in a changing world; and if he will make a statement;
(2) in which countries in UK Trade and Industry's overseas network staff reallocations took place in the financial years (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 to date; what further reallocations are planned in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09; and if he will list these changes.
As part of UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) Strategy, "Prosperity in a Changing World", £5.6 million of resources has been redeployed to help achieve a step change in the UK's profile in emerging markets. As a direct result of this exercise, UKTI staff resources (full-time equivalents (FTEs) of UK based civil servants and locally employed staff (local)) have now been reinforced in the following markets, which include China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the UAE:
|2006-07 market||FTE UK-based||FTE local|
|2007-08 market||FTE UK-based||FTE LE|
|2007-08 market||FTE UK-based||Planned LE|
|2008-09 market||FTE UK-based||Planned LE|