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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 98304, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2021 to Question 72440 on Afghanistan: Refugees, how many of the of the 981 locally employed staff that were relocated to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme during August 2021 were (a) civilians locally employed by his Department with LSU numbers, (b) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office local staff, (c) Afghan National Security Forces personnel and (d) other personnel.

Answered on

10 January 2022

The information requested is contained in the table below.

Breakdown of the LES Relocated to the UK

Total Number of Principles

Civilians Locally Employed by MOD




British Council


Afghan National Security Forces Personnel


All other personnel


In collating this information, we have uncovered an error in the previous answer of 10 September 2021 for which I apologise to the House. The figure of 981 given in that answer should be 891. This was a transcription error rather than an error in the underlying data.

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