Diplomatic Representation

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many diplomatic staff are in the British embassies in (a) Kazakhstan; (b) Tajikistan; (c) Uzbekistan; and (d) Turkmenistan; and what is the annual cost of each of those diplomatic missions.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

The numbers of UK-appointed staff employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at our missions in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the annual running costs for these missions, excluding the salaries and allowances of UK-appointed staff, are set out in the table below.

Country Number of UK Civil Servants at Mission Annual costs £
Kazakhstan 11 876,124
Tajikistan 3 353,155
Uzbekistan 7 723,595
Turkmenistan 4 327,971

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