Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) locally engaged and (b) UK-based staff worked in each overseas post in financial years (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2010-11 and (iv) 2014-15.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

It is not possible to provide a breakdown of UK based and Locally Engaged Staff prior to 2012/13.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provided details of UK based staffing at posts in the Annual Accounts and Reports for 2014/2015. The latter can be found at

The number of locally engaged staff by post for 2014-15 is shown below [attached file].

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