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Staff Based Abroad

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list, with details of their grades and duties, those staff from his Department and the Civil Aviation Authority, based abroad.

Fifteen members of staff from my Department are at present based abroad. One grade 5 and two grade 7s are seconded to the European Commission in Brussels as detached national experts, and another grade 5 is the United Kingdom representative to the Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal. Three officers at grade 5, grade 7 and HEO level are on loan to the FCO and deal with transport and aerospace matters at the British embassy in Washington. One grade 7, also on loan to the FCO, serves in the office of the United Kingdom permanent representative to the European Community in Brussels, dealing with transport matters. The remaining seven officers, who are at grade 7 level or equivalent, are engaged as professional advisers (on aviation, ship safety and statistics) to a number of foreign and dependent territory Governments.My hon. Friend should seek information about staff of the Civil Aviation Authority from the chairman of the authority.