HC Deb 11 April 1973 vol 854 cc279-80W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officers of the Overseas Development Administration were serving overseas on 31st December 1971 and at the latest date; and what were their ranks, functions and locations.

Mr. Wood

On 31st December 1971 there were 132 staff of my Department serving abroad in 41 different countries. On 31st March 1973 there were 167 staff in 45 countries. The following were the main categories:

31st December 1971 31st March 1973
Staff in Diplomatic Missions, Development Division, etc.:
Assistant secretaries 5 8
Principals 8 8
Other administration staff 15 26
Advisory staff at SPSO level and below 13 23
Staff of Scientific and Technical Units:
Land survey grades 49 46
Scientific grades 37 50
Other Staff on secondment to Overseas Governments:
Economists 2 1
Statisticians 3 5

If the hon. Member has any particular points in mind, not covered by these summary figures, I will try to provide the information.