§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which countries the Diplomatic Service dispenses with the use of home-based staff and employs local staff exclusively; in which countries local staff are employed to assist home-based staff, showing the number of home-based staff and local staff in each case; and in which countries home-based staff only are employed, showing the number in each case.
§ Mr. Mulley
I would refer the hon. Member to the table published in the Civil Estimates (Class II Commonwealth and Foreign) for 1968–69, which shows the distribution of United Kingdom-based and local staff among all the countries where we have resident representation.
The only major changes to have occurred since this table was published relate to Algeria, Iraq, Swaziland and Tanzania, where there are now the following staff:
- Algeria—Ambassador and 11 other United Kingdom-based and 20 local staff.
- Iraq—Ambassador and 27 other United Kingdom-based and 68 local staff.
- Swaziland—High Commissioner and 16 other United Kingdom-based and 23 local staff.
- Tanzania—High Commissioner and 9 other United Kingdom-based and 53 local staff.