§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many commercial counsellors are attached to British embassies; and how this figure compares with each of the previous five years.
§ Lord Balniel
The number of officers of counsellor rank engaged wholly or primarily on commercial work at British embassies and high commissions is 58. The figures for the previous five years are:
1972 56 1971 51 1970 50 1969 50 1969 48