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Investigation Officers

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investigation officers employed in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland by HM Revenue and Customs work (i) full-time and (ii) part-time or on secondment; and if he will make a statement. (100208)

As of August 2006 the Criminal Investigation Directorate of HM Revenue and Customs employed a total of 1,697 staff. Of these 1,542 are working full-time, 85 part-time and 70 were on secondment outside of Criminal Investigation. In addition 53 were seconded in from outside of Criminal Investigation. This is further broken down as follows.

England and Wales: 1,401 employed full-time, 80 part-time and 67 on secondment.

Scotland: 108 employed full-time, three part-time and two on secondment.

Northern Ireland: 33 employed full-time, two part-time and one on secondment.

Of the staff seconded into Criminal Investigation 44 are employed in England and Wales and nine in Northern Ireland.