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Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) letters, (b) emails and (c) telephone calls were received by the Border and Immigration Agency from hon. Members and their staff in each year since 2003; and if she will make a statement. (195436)

The Border and Immigration Agency have received the numbers noted in the following table of telephone calls, e-mails and letters from hon. Members and their staff since 2003. (The e-mail service did not start until 2005).

Number

Letters

2003

126,577

2004

38,015

2005

41,075

2006

41,534

2007

46,180

Total

193,381

E-mails

2005 (last four months)

98

2006

899

2007

2,325

2008 (to 29 February 2008)

567

Total

3,889

Phone calls

2003 (seven month total)

15,728

2004

31,393

2005

34,338

2006

31,749

2007

24,429

2008 (to date)

3,877

Total

110,121

1 Ministerial performance for 2003 does not include January-March figures.

Notes:

1. Figures for letters received do not include OGD transfers

2. These statistics come from local management figures not from any published source and may be subject to amendment.