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Border Control

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security staff are engaged in border control activities at regional airports in the West Midlands. (107774)

A total of 203 immigration and nationality directorate border control operational staff are currently deployed within the Midlands region to meet all services requiring immigration control. Operational staff comprise of assistant immigration officers, immigration officers, chief immigration officers and Her Majesty's inspectors. Staffing levels are constantly reviewed based on volume of traffic and risk assessments and the number of staff at any given location can change.