HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 cc65-6W
Mr. Tom Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a breakdown of the administrative structure of his Department and the number of staff employed in each section.

Mr. Eggar

The information is as follows:

Diplomatic Wing

Permanent Under-Secretary

Deputy Under-Secretary Relations with all countries in Europe; European Community (political cooperation); labour matters and coordination of planning: two assistant under-secretaries and 81 other staff.

Deputy Under-Secretary Trade and economic relations; United Nations; energy, science, space, maritime, aviation and environment matters: two assistant under-secretaries and 144 other staff.

Deputy Under-Secretary Personnel, finance, communications, office services, overseas estate, protocol, news and information matters; cultural relations; consular, migration and nationality questions; relations with Parliament: five assistant under-secretaries and 2,806 other staff.

Deputy Under-Secretary Relations with all countries in the Americas, the Caribbean, Australasia and Asia: two assistant under-secretaries and 148 other staff.

Deputy Under-Secretary Relations with all countries in Africa and the near and middle east; Commonwealth coordination: two assistant under-secretaries and 109 other staff.

Deputy Under-Secretary Relations with the Republic of Ireland; arms control, disarmament and defence matters; service advisers and attaches; security coordination: one assistant under-secretary and 111 other staff.

Aid Wing

Permanent Secretary

Deputy Secretary Bilateral, multilateral and functional aid; overseas manpower services; overseas service pensions: five under-secretaries and 929 other staff.

In addition, there are two deputy under-secretary equivalent and two assistant under-secretary equivalent and 138 other specialist staff (legal, research, planning and economic) in the diplomatic wing, and two under-secretaries and 613 other staff (finance, aid policy, establishment and organisation and economic) in the aid wing, who report directly to the relevant Permanent Under-Secretary and Permanent Secretary respectively.

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