To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff from his Department are based in the provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gar; what proportion of such staff (a) have left the perimeter of the base by road during their tour and (b) are performing roles which could be undertaken at Camp Bastion; and if he will make a statement. (291094)
[holding answer 14 September 2009]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development (Mr. Alexander) on 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2109W.