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Customs Officers

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many customs officers were permanently based at each of the UK's airports on 1 January 2003. [111120]

Customs' law enforcement staff are deployed on the basis of risk assessment and intelligence, and regularly move between ports and airports and inland locations. No details can be given of the number of officers deployed in individual locations at particular times; Exemption 4 (Law enforcement and legal proceedings) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies.