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Customs Officers

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many vacancies there were for Customs officers at UK entry points in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (88589)

At present, HM Revenue and Customs has posts for 5,700 staff at UK Entry Points. Staff vacancies vary throughout the year with retirements, promotions and other staffing changes. It is the Department’s policy to maintain staffing as close as possible to the number of posts by filling vacancies as they arise or through grouped appointment exercises.