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Border and Immigration Agency: Manpower

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of the UK Border and Immigration Agency are stationed outside the UK; and in which countries they are working. (189851)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Country

Number of BIA employees as at 27 February 2008

United Arab Emirates

1

Afghanistan

1

Albania

2

Algeria

2

Arabia, Saudi

2

Bahrain

1

Bangladesh

12

Belarus

3

Belgium

40

Brazil

1

Cameroon

2

China

29

Colombia

1

Congo

2

Croatia

1

Cyprus

1

Dubai

6

Egypt

6

Ethiopia

1

France

73

Gambia

1

Germany

3

Ghana

14

Hong Kong

6

Hungary

2

India

45

Indonesia

1

Iran

4

Ireland (Republic of)

1

Italy

3

Jamaica

5

Jordan

5

Kenya

8

Kuwait

1

Lebanon

1

Libya

2

Macedonia

2

Malaysia

2

Nepal

2

Netherlands

4

Nigeria

54

Oman

1

Pakistan

45

Philippines

6

Poland

4

Portugal

1

Qatar

1

Russia

11

Serbia

1

Sierra Leone

1

Slovenia

1

South Africa

9

Spain

2

Sri Lanka

6

Thailand

7

Turkey

9

Uganda

2

Ukraine

4

USA

4

Vietnam (south)

1

Zimbabwe

1

Floaters1

20

Total

490

1 Floaters are staff working in specific roles (e.g. entry clearance officer) who are posted to a variety of locations during their overseas tour of duty to provide temporary cover. Note: The large numbers of BIA staff working in Belgium and France reflect the operational staff from Border Control who staff the juxtaposed controls in both countries.