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UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many UK Trade and Investment staff are employed (a) in each region in the UK and (b) in each country outside the UK. (210446)

UK Trade and Investment is not an employer in its own right. For the majority of its human resource requirements it draws on civil service staff employed by one or other of its two parent Departments, BERR and the FCO. Overseas, most of the people working for UKTI are from the FCO; in the UK regional network people are mainly international trade advisers, drawn from the Government office network or people with business experience working for delivery partners to deliver UKTI services.

The following table shows the number of UKTI staff employed by each country, and are based on the latest consolidated and agreed figures with the FCO (including the transfer of Defence and Security organisation posts from MoD to the FCO). Full-time equivalents (FTEs) are rounded to nearest tenth.

Market

Number

Algeria

3.1

Angola

2.1

Argentina

7.5

Australia

33.1

Austria

4.2

Azerbaijan

2.1

Bahrain

4.4

Bangladesh

4.0

Barbados

3.3

Belgium

11.2

Bosnia

2.1

Brazil

38.2

Brunei

3.4

Bulgaria

4.4

Canada

27.5

Chile

7.0

China

92.3

Colombia

3.5

Costa Rica

1.6

Croatia

4.1

Cuba

2.2

Cyprus

4.2

Czech Republic

12.5

Denmark

11.1

Dominican Republic

2.1

Ecuador

2.2

Egypt

8.8

Estonia

4.6

Ethiopia

2.1

Finland

8.0

France

42.5

Germany

36.8

Ghana

4.2

Greece

8.2

Hong Kong

26.8

Hungary

13.4

Iceland

2.1

India

97.4

Indonesia

11.7

Iran

7.0

Iraq

1.4

Ireland

14.0

Israel

8.2

Italy

22.8

Jamaica

2.7

Japan

60.0

Jordan

6.2

Kazakhstan

4.9

Kenya

2.9

Kuwait

7.9

Latvia

3.2

Lebanon

3.1

Libya

6.0

Lithuania

3.2

Luxemburg

0.4

Malaysia

19.0

Mexico

28.1

Morocco

6.0

Mozambique

1.6

Netherlands

9.1

New Zealand

7.6

Nigeria

13.0

Norway

12.1

Occupied Palestine

1.3

Oman

7.3

Pakistan

8.3

Panama

2.2

Peru

4.8

Philippines

8.7

Poland

17.2

Portugal

11.0

Qatar

7.0

Romania

9.3

Russia

24.1

Saudi Arabia

21.4

Senegal

0.3

Serbia

4.5

Singapore

16.4

Slovakia

4.1

Slovenia

3.2

South Africa

21.5

South Korea

18.9

Spain

30.3

Sri Lanka

3.9

Sudan

1.8

Sweden

12.0

Switzerland

13.6

Syria

4.1

Taiwan

16.3

Tanzania

2.3

Thailand

13.6

Trinidad and Tobago

1.8

Tunisia

2.6

Turkey

18.9

UAE

26.6

Uganda

1.1

Ukraine

2.5

USA

116.3

Venezuela

5.3

Vietnam

18.9

Yemen

0.2

Total

1,292.4

The UK regional breakdown of the (just under) 400 people funded by UKTI currently working in our regional teams is broadly as follows:

Number

North East

34

East

45

London

40

North West

42

South East

57

South West

39

West Midlands

50

Yorkshire and the Humber

42

East Midlands

43

Total

392