Skip to main content

South America (United Kingdom Representation)

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total number of persons employed by Her Majesty's Government in embassies and consulates in South America; and what is the estimated annual cost of this representation.

151 United Kingdom based and 333 locally engaged staff are employed by Her Majesty's Government in South America.These figures refer only to Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff or staff on loan to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.The estimated annual cost is £5·54 million. This figure relates to expenditure by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to costs attributable in part to Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the Public Services Agency.