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UK Border Agency: Staff

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff the UK Border Agency employs; and, of those, (a) how many are in the United Kingdom, and (b) how many are in each other country in which the agency operates. [HL4706]

The number of staff that the UK Border employed as at 30 March 2009 was 17,557 and, of those (a) 16,350 are in the United Kingdom: the number, (b) that are employed in each other country in which the agency operates is shown in the attached table.

Country

UK Border Agency employees

Bangladesh

11

Belgium

29

China

30

Egypt

8

France

732

Ghana

14

India

68

Jamaica

7

Kenya

10

Nigeria

65

Pakistan

29

Philippines

21

Russian Federation

22

South Africa

15

Thailand

8

Turkey

11

United Arab Emirates

19

Total above specified Countries

1,100

Total overseas unspecified countries

116

Total overseas employees

1,216

Notes to the table.

1. These are full-time equivalent employees as at 30th March 2009.

2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

3. These figures exclude; contingent/ agency workers because they are not employed by the agency, as well as employees on career breaks or maternity leave.

4. The figures include former Border and Immigration Agency staff and those formerly employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who are now part of the UK Border Agency.

5. Countries where there are five employees or less have been excluded for both security and data protection reasons.