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Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's staff are working at each forward operating base in Helmand province. (287270)

The Department for International Development (DFID) no longer publicises staff numbers for country offices, following an assessment of DFID's work in insecure environments by the National Audit Office in October 2008, and a range of improvements to our security policies and procedures.