HC Deb 30 March 1999 vol 328 cc575-6W
Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library a list of staff of his Department currently posted overseas identifying(a) the capacity in which they are posted, (b) their grade and (c) their terms of service. [78439]

Mr. Wilson

At senior levels (Range 10 and above) 26 managers are in post overseas. Below that level, 12 officers are in posts under the Overseas Attachment Training Scheme. A small number of additional staff are likely, at any time, to be in posts overseas. Details of these are not kept centrally in a form which enables the data readily to be aggregated.

It would not be appropriate to list individuals' appointments and terms of conditions as requested. Most of these staff are on loan to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, usually on FCO terms of service. Others are on secondment or detached duty, for example to the European Commission, on the terms of the receiving organisation.