Skip to main content

HM Customs and Excise

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials were employed by HM Customs and Excise in each year since 1997; and how many were front-line staff in each year. (83576)

The following table shows the full-time equivalent numbers of staff employed by HM Customs and Excise at 1 April 1997 to 1 April 2005, split between those in “front-line” work (i.e. dealing with traders and customers) and those in support and policy work.

Year at 1 April

Front line

Support and policy

Total

1997

19,236

4,256

23,492

1998

19,476

4,240

23,716

1999

18,704

4,171

22,875

2000

18,659

3,933

22,595

2001

18,723

3,822

22,545

2002

18,408

3,877

22,285

2003

18,042

4,497

22,539

2004

18,591

4,392

22,983

2005

19,219

4,138

23,353