Department for International Trade: Staff

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 19th April 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total size was of her Department’s overseas network by headcount as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in the Africa region there were in her Department's overseas network as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in her Department's overseas network were in the Asia Pacific region as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in her Department's overseas network were in the China and Hong Kong region as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in her Department's overseas network were in the Europe region as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in her Department's overseas network were in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in the Latin America and Caribbean region there were in her Department's overseas network as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in the South Asia region there were in her Department's overseas network as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan there were in her Department's overseas network as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) UK staff deployed overseas, (b) local staff and (c) local interns in the North America region there were in her Department's overseas network as at 1 March 2021.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) employs both domestic and overseas staff, who are contracted separately through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Staff working on DIT objectives, but contracted through the FCDO total 1,560. This consists of 148 UK staff deployed overseas, 1,357 local staff and 55 local staff interns. The table attached shows the breakdown of these staff, across each of the nine HM Trade Commissioner regions.

These figures do not include staff on loan to DIT from other government departments but who remain on their home departments payroll, contractors, military staff, people on secondment from other organisations, those who are on loan or secondment out of DIT, on unpaid special leave or career break and people working in UK Export Finance.

HM Trade Commissioner regions (docx, 16.3KB)

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