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Afghanistan: Reconstruction

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many civil servants are employed in provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan. (162717)

I have been asked to reply.

The UK employs a broad range of civilian staff in support of the Government of Afghanistan to help develop a stable and secure Afghanistan. Over 30 UK-based staff are employed from across the Government, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, the Ministry of Defence and the Afghanistan Drugs Inter-Departmental Unit in provincial reconstruction teams. Their roles include work in governance, reconstruction and development, security, and counter narcotics.