Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Conservative, Broadland

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) full-time UK-based and (b) locally-engaged staff in his Department are working to support the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative in (i) London and (ii) overseas; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

There are seven full time members of staff working in the London based Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) team. The team is supported by colleagues from geographic and thematic desks whose portfolios cover PSVI issues. In addition the team works closely with other government departments including Stabilisation Unit and DFID. It is not possible to provide accurate figures of all UK and locally engaged staff around the FCO network who work on PSVI but over the last twelve months the London PSVI team has worked with staff in over eighty posts to take forward PSVI objectives.

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