Department for International Trade: Staff

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 30th May 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of her Departmental staff are based in each region of (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland and can advise businesses on exporting to new and existing markets; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Equalities)

The Department of International Trade (DIT) has teams across the UK supporting businesses to export. In the English Regions, this is primarily delivered through eight contracted regionally located Delivery Partners, comprising c.200 international trade advisors. As of 1st July 2022, this service will be brought into the Department. We are also developing teams of export and investment specialists in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As of April 2022 DIT has 28 staff in Scotland, 23 staff in Wales and 5 staff in Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver c.275 roles into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland under the cross-Government Places for Growth programme by 2030. These figures exclude UK Export Finance staff.

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