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UK Border Agency: Manpower

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each UK Border Agency office in each of the last five years. (280611)

UK Border Agency staff whose records are held within the central computerised personnel system are not broken down into the specific categories (a) to (d). It is not possible to identify staff numbers against these categories and to break them down into each UK Border Agency office over five years, except at disproportionate cost.

The best estimate of UK Border Agency staff into the categories listed in the question is given in the following table:

Category

1 January 2005

31 March 2006

31 March 2007

31 March 2008

Workforce 20091

(a) Directors2

5

10

10

14

13

(b) Senior

28

38

44

45

42

Managers3

(c) Specialist and delivery managers

15,337

17,155

18,784

18,095

17,639

(d) executive support and administration staff4

Total active FTE5

15,370

17,203

18,838

18,154

17,692

Total paid FTE6

17,826

1 31 May 2009 Rounded FTE. Figure provided excludes former HMRC and UKVisas workers joining UKBA in machinery of Government transfer.

2 SCS payband 2 and 3.

3 SCS payband 1.

4 Grades AA to Grade 6. We do not distinguish ‘specialist and delivery managers’ across UK Border Agency staff.

5 Internal UKBA metric excludes some paid staff as below, source ADELPHI.

6 ONS metric includes paid maternity leave, paid career breaks, source Dataview.