HL Deb 01 March 2004 vol 658 c81WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many officials of the Afghan Government and of the United Nations are stationed in the province of Badakhshan. [HL1353]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

According to the Deputy Governor of Badakhshan, there are 12,112 paid employees of the Afghan Government working in the province. The UN has six international and 50 Afghan staff working in Badakhshan.