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Civil Service (Overseas Staff)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of home-based civil servants serving abroad in various categories such as clerical, executive, works group, including mechanical and electrical engineers, scientific, technical and draughtsmen, respectively.

No central record is kept of home-based non-industrial civil servants serving outside the United Kingdom. I estimate that they number about 9,000, but I am unable to say how they are distributed between various grades.