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Ports: Immigration Officers

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 35 main ports of entry to the UK were staffed 24 hours a day by immigration officials in (a) 2003 and (b) 2006. (156308)

Of the 35 main ports of entry, there are 19 ports in the UK and in juxtaposed locations which are staffed 24 hours a day. A further 16 have staff based there during operating hours. Other ports are staffed on a regular basis to cover scheduled services with all remaining points of entry attended on a risk assessed basis or in response to specific intelligence.