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HMRC Staff

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs officers are employed (a) at ports and airports and (b) elsewhere. (75677)

At 1 April 2006, the number of full-time equivalent HM Revenue and Customs staff officially based within dock or airport areas was approximately 4,090 and 88,798 were officially based elsewhere. Most staff who are employed at ports and airports are part of the detection directorate. Some 4,500 of them are employed on frontline operational duties at ports and airports, although many of them will not be based at those locations. Other HM Revenue and Customs staff will also attend airports and ports as part of their official duties.