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Departmental Staff

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of her staff are (a) under and (b) over 55 years of age. (77101)

On 1 June 2006 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) had 6,166 staff. Of these, 5,396 were aged between 17 and 54 years and 770 are aged 55 years or over. These figures are for UK civil servants only and exclude staff engaged locally at FCO Posts overseas for which details are not held centrally.