To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British embassies were without a military attaché in each year since 2005.
The following table shows the number of British embassies and high commissions that have been without a defence attaché/adviser since 2005; the figures include attaché representation to the United Nations HQ in New York.
|Total Embassies and High Commissions||150||150||142||143||142||140|
|Total Defence Sections||84||85||82||81||74||69|
|Embassies and High Commissions without Military Attaché||66||65||60||62||68||71|
In addition to the countries where we have a resident defence attaché/adviser, 73 other countries or overseas territories are covered by non-resident attachés. The MoD keeps the attaché network under review to ensure that the most effective and efficient coverage is provided for UK security interests.