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Departmental Foreign Workers

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department. (256206)

Declaration of nationality by staff within the Department for International Development (DFID) is voluntary. Where details are known, the numbers of our Home Civil Service (HCS) staff who are:

(a) EU foreign nationals and;

(b) non-EU foreign nationals are shown in the following table.

Number of home civil service staff

EU foreign nationals


non-EU foreign nationals


DFID also employs 787 staff appointed in country (SAIC), engaged in our overseas offices on local terms and conditions. Most SAIC are non-EU nationals.