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Africa

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a list of the names of the officers of his Department based in London who have current responsibilities for each country in Africa; and if he will detail those responsibilities.

The Library already contains Her Majesty's Stationery Office publications "The Diplomatic Service List (1987)" and the "Civil Service Yearbook (1987)". These list senior and middle-ranking officers of the diplomatic and aid wings of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibilities for Africa.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department holds of the number of British subjects currently employed in (i) Benin, (ii) Togo, (iii) Mali, (iv) Niger and (v) Burkina Faso.

We do not have separate figures for those British nationals currently employed in Benin, Togo, Mali, Niger or Burkina Faso, but the following indicate the approximate size of the respective British expatriate adult (over 18) communities in these countries: 20, 45, 62, 44, 41.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will place in the Library a list of the maps of Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Niger currently held by his Department that are available for reference purposes to right hon. and hon. Members; and if he will indicate the scales on which the maps are available;(2) if he will place in the Library a list of the maps of Benin held by his Department that are available for reference by right hon. and hon. Members.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office holds the following published single sheet maps of Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Niger, available for reference purposes to right hon. and hon. Members, at the scales indicated.

  • Benin: I.G.N. (Paris) scale 1: 600,000 (1984)
  • Burkina Faso: L.G.N. (Paris) scale 1: 1,000,000 (1968)
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Michelin scale 1:800,000 (1982)
  • Mali: MOD Series 2201 scale 1: 2,000,000 sheets 11, 12, 16 and 17 (1969)
  • Niger: I.G.N. (Paris) scale 1:2,500,000 (19691
  • Togo: I.G.N. (Paris) 1:500,000 (1960)
The Michelin series Africa North and West (sheet 153), scale 1: 4,000,000 also covers all these countries. They may be inspected in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library.