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Dover, Folkestone And Newhaven

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many customs officers have been available for duty at Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven in each of the last five years; and what has been the volume of vehicular traffic coming into the United Kingdom through each of those ports during the same years.

For operational reasons it is not policy to disclose the numbers of Customs staff employed at specific locations. The staffing at Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven is regularly reviewed and an assessment made of the risks having regard to variations in traffic. The fixed staff are supported by mobile teams and specialist staff who are organised on a regional basis.The number of vehicles entering the United Kingdom through the ports of Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven for the last three years for which figures are available are as follows: