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Diplomatic Service: Databases

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 334W, on the LOCATE system, how many people have registered their details online in each year since the service’s inception. (295640)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s overseas online registration and crisis database, LOCATE, does not break down registrations on a yearly basis. However, it does record the total number of active registrations at any one time; that is to say the number of registered British nationals who are currently travelling, living or working overseas. As of 22 October 2009, this number stands at 56,661 people.