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Immigration: Manpower

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of UK Border Agency staff have been allocated to the processing of leave to remain applications in each of the last five years. (231507)

[holding answer 29 October 2008]: Details of the number of staff allocated to processing leave to remain applications are not held.

Annual estimates of the number of staff allocated to processing charged leave to remain applications are however, made to support production of memorandum trading accounts. The table below provides the estimated proportion of UK Border Agency staff allocated for trading account purposes in each of the last five years:

Estimated staffing allocated LTR MTA

Total UKBA staffing

Percentage allocated to charged LTR processing (rounded)

2007-08

1,500

18,100

8

2006-07

1,300

18,800

7

2005-06

1,100

17,200

6

2004-05

1,000

16,900

6

2003-04

900

14,900

6

The figures above are based upon internal management information and may be subject to change.