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Departmental Manpower

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) UK citizens born in the UK, (b) UK citizens born abroad and (c) foreign nationals were employed as staff by her Department and its agencies in each of the last five years. (206543)

All candidates for posts within the Home Office and its agencies (the UK Border Agency, Identity and Passport Service and Criminal Records Bureau) are subject to the same pre-appointment checks regardless of nationality. Our pre-appointment checks ensure that we only select those that pass eligibility in accordance with the Cabinet Office nationality requirements:

Information on whether UK citizens employed by the Home Office and its agencies were born in the UK or abroad, and on the number of foreign nationals employed is not recorded centrally, and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.