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Defence Export Services Organisation: Saudi Arabia

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people were employed in project offices by the Defence Export Services Organisation in (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) Kuwait in (i) April 2006 and (ii) April 2007; (156336)

(2) how many staff there were in Defence Supply Secretary Offices overseas employed by the Defence Export Services Organisation in (a) April 2006 and (b) April 2007.

The numbers of Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO) staff employed in project offices and in other offices overseas in April 2006 and April 2007 are shown in the table as follows.

Staff

Office 1

April 2006

April 2007

Kuwait Project Office

3

2

Saudi Arabia Project Office

62

73

Other overseas offices

40

39

1 Figures include locally employed staff. Part-time staff are counted as whole.