[holding answer 21 April 2008]: The number of staff employed by the former Borders and Immigration Agency was 18,154 at the end of March 2008. This number is the actual active staff at 31 March 2008 and replaces earlier projected figures. Of this 176 were geographically located in Wales.
On 1 April 2008 the UK Border Agency was created and 2,303 staff transferred from UK Visas. More than 4,000 further staff are expected to join UKBA from HM Revenue and Customs and the final staff total is expected to be around 25,000 but figures are not yet finalised.