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Immigration Officers: Sick Leave

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) immigration officers and (b) other Border and Immigration Agency staff took long-term sick leave in each of the last five years. (193119)

The numbers of Immigration Officers and other UK Border Agency staff who have taken long term sick leave in each of the last three calendar years as recorded on our personnel system (Adelphi) are shown in the following table. The figures reflect improvements in recording and monitoring and should be judged in this context.

We are unable to provide accurate data previous to 2005 as these were not recorded centrally.

Number

Immigration officers

All other border and immigration agency staff

2005

274

1,125

2006

282

1,194

2007

503

1,959