Embassies: Manpower

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2008, Official Report, column 2309W, on embassies: manpower, how many UK-based staff his Department employs in each country overseas.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Foreign Secretary

The number of UK-based civil servants employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in each country overseas is kept under constant review. It changes regularly as staff are redeployed to meet changing business priorities.

Some staff have regional roles and cover a number of countries in addition to the one in which they are based. Others are accredited to international organisations located in the country where they are based.

The figures in the table attached include all UK-based staff employed by, or seconded to, the FCO. The FCO's global network provides a platform to deliver for the whole of the Government. Staff serving other Government Departments, such as the Department for International Development or the Ministry of Defence in our Missions overseas, are not included.

Country UK based staff Country UK based staff Country UK based staff
Afghanistan 74 Holy See 1 Romania 12
Albania 9 Hungary 15 Russian Federation 72
Algeria 11 Iceland 2 Rwanda 5
Angola 8 India 144 Saint Lucia 1
Argentina 15 Indonesia 29 Saudi Arabia 35
Armenia 4 Iran 22 Senegal 4
Australia 26 Iraq 42 Seychelles 2
Austria 39 Ireland 14 Serbia 14
Azerbaijan 9 Israel 16 Sierra Leone 11
Bahrain 11 Italy 20 Singapore 19
Bangladesh 35 Jamaica 24 Slovakia 9
Barbados 11 Japan 39 Slovenia 7
Belarus 5 Jerusalem 11 Solomon Islands 2
Belgium 125 Jordan 27 South Africa 38
Belize 2 Kazakhstan 10 Spain 26
Bolivia 4 Kenya 41 Sri Lanka 22
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 Korea (North) 4 Sudan 19
Botswana 4 Korea (South) 19 Sweden 12
Brazil 26 Kosovo 8 Switzerland 44
Brunei 6 Kuwait 21 Syria 13
Bulgaria 11 Latvia 3 Taiwan 10
Cambodia 5 Lebanon 17 Tajikistan 3
Cameroon 6 Liberia 1 Tanzania 9
Canada 23 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 18 Thailand 33
Chile 9 Lithuania 6 Trinidad and Tobago 4
China 174 Luxembourg 3 Tunisia 8
Colombia 23 Macedonia 6 Turkey 44
Congo DR 8 Malawi 5 Turkmenistan 4
Costa Rica 3 Malaysia 18 Uganda 14
Cote d'Ivoire 1 Malta 7 Ukraine 17
Croatia 9 Mauritius 4 United Arab Emirates 42
Cuba 8 Mexico 19 USA 134
Cyprus 14 Moldova 3 Uruguay 2
Czech Republic 10 Mongolia 2 Uzbekistan 7
Denmark 11 Montenegro 1 Venezuela 10
Dominican Republic 2 Morocco 12 Vietnam 13
Ecuador 6 Mozambique 7 Yemen 13
Egypt 34 Myanmar 7 Zambia 9
Eritrea 2 Namibia 3 Zimbabwe 19
Estonia 7 Nepal 8
Ethiopia 18 Netherlands 17 Overseas Territories
Fiji 7 New Zealand 10 Anguilla 4
Finland 11 Nigeria 107 Ascension Island 1
France 54 Norway 11 Bermuda 3
Gambia 5 Oman 13 British Virgin Islands 4
Georgia 8 Pakistan 125 Cayman Islands 4
Germany 37 Panama 3 Falkland Islands 4
Ghana 34 Papua New Guinea 2 Gibraltar 8
Greece 15 Peru 6 Montserrat 4
Guatemala 6 Philippines 22 Pitcairn 1
Guinea 1 Poland 22 Saint Helena 2
Guyana 5 Portugal 9 Tristan de Cunha 1
Qatar 14 Turks and Caicos Islands 4

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