To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total size was of her Department’s overseas network by headcount as at 1 March 2021.
19 April 2021
The Department for International Trade (DIT) employs both domestic and overseas staff, who are contracted separately through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Staff working on DIT objectives, but contracted through the FCDO total 1,560. This consists of 148 UK staff deployed overseas, 1,357 local staff and 55 local staff interns. The table attached shows the breakdown of these staff, across each of the nine HM Trade Commissioner regions.
These figures do not include staff on loan to DIT from other government departments but who remain on their home departments payroll, contractors, military staff, people on secondment from other organisations, those who are on loan or secondment out of DIT, on unpaid special leave or career break and people working in UK Export Finance.