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UK Trade and Investment: Offices

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have been based in each UKTI office in (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India and (d) China in each year since 2003. (277788)

The following table reflects the allocation of UKTI full-time equivalent staff in Brazil, Russia, India and China each year since 2008.

2003-4

2004-5

2005-6

2006-7

2007-8

2008-9

Brazil

51.11

39.13

39

33.65

38.15

38.18

Russia

17.19

17.92

16

25.75

29.30

29.30

India

81.26

76.12

76.34

73.98

80.42

86.30

China1 (including Hong Kong)

87.74

94.63

98.75

113.47

116.81

116.47

1 In addition to the total given for China, since June 2007 17.5 full-time equivalent staff of the China Britain Business Council based in China have delivered, on behalf of UKTI, the majority of trade services in respect of China.