Department for International Trade: Staff

Department for International Trade written question – answered at on 22 July 2022.

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Photo of Nick Thomas-Symonds Nick Thomas-Symonds Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department’s allocated budget and (b) staff headcount is for the trade and investment hubs in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland and (iv) Darlington.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has allocated the following budget in 2022-23 financial year:

Scotland: £1,358,373;

Wales: £918,950;

Northern Ireland: £756,145; and

Darlington: this is a DIT Office location but we do not have an allocated budget for Darlington as a trade and investment hub.

As of 31st May 2022, DIT employed:

Scotland: 29 staff including staff based in the regional offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow;

Wales:23 staff;

Northern Ireland: 9 staff; and

Darlington: 58 staff.

These figures do not include UK Export Finance staff, Trade Remedies Authority Staff, and those who are on loan or secondment out of DIT, or on unpaid special leave or career break.

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