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Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department’s list of (a) deployable civilian experts and (b) members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre deployed in each country of the world. (314364)

The 1,000-strong UK Civilian Stabilisation Group includes a number of different skills and experience to help rebuild countries. The specific experts and civil servants in the Group are deployed in accordance with the particular requirements of a country’s need.

There are currently 23 Deployable Civilian Experts in Afghanistan, two in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one in Kenya. There are two members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre currently deployed in Afghanistan. At least two more members will be deployed to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, while others have recently returned.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, it would not be appropriate to publish a list of individuals’ names.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the job description of each of his Department’s officials involved in managing the Stabilisation Unit’s database of deployable civilian experts and the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre. (314365)