Far East and India: Diplomatic Service

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 18 April 2024.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how many UK-based staff from his Department worked in (a) HM Embassy or the High Commission and (b) Consulates General, Consulates or Deputy High Commissions in (i) China, (ii) South Korea, (iii) Vietnam, (iv) the Philippines, (v) India and (vi) the Asia Pacific region in 2023.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Mar24 UKB Data

Location

A

B

(v)

India

30-39

10-19

(iv)

Philippines

10-19

No UKB Staff

(ii)

South Korea

10-19

No UKB Staff

(iii)

Vietnam

10-19

Fewer than 10

(vi)

Asia Pacific Region

180-199

Fewer than 10

Scope

British Embassy

A

British High Commission

A

British Consulate

B

British Consulate General

B

British Deputy High Commission

B

Countries in Scope of Asia Pacific Region

Australia

Brunei

Cambodia

Fiji

Indonesia

South Korea

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Samoa

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Thailand

Tonga

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Staff in scope: UKB

Headcount data is presented as at: Mar24

Locations:China (Withheld), India, Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam (Part (i) to (v), see list for (Part (vi).

Staff out of scope: Contingent Labour, Unpaid Liabilities, Ministers / NeDs / SpAds etc, third party suppliers, Staff working for other government departments, CB staff.

Headcounts are banded for release in line with advice from FCDO Information and Cyber Security Unit.

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