HC Deb 29 March 1999 vol 328 c503W
Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a list of overseas commercial posts for United Kingdom-based staff, showing in each case the current grading and indicating for each grade the proportion commercial posts represent of all overseas posts at their grade. [78442]

Mr. Fatchett

I am placing in the Library a list of UK-based overseas jobs with more than 50 per cent. Commercial content. The proportion commercial work represents of the work of all frontline staff overseas at these grades is as follows:

SMS 13.9
DS5 18.9
DS6 46.5
DS7 31.0
DS9 7.3

Frontline work excludes time spent on management or support functions.