UK Border Agency
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what indices the UK Border Agency has used to calculate annual resource budget uplifts for each of its contracts with the private sector in each of the last five years.
Damian Green (Minister of State (Immigration), Home Office; Ashford, Conservative)
There are a number of different indices that can be included in UK Border Agency contracts to calculate annual resource budget uplifts, for example the RPIX (RPI minus mortgage interest payments). The indices used vary on a contract by contract basis and are dependant on the service being provided as well as the market, among other factors.
The UK Border Agency is unable to specifically outline, contract by contract, the indices used in each of its contracts for the past five years as this information is not centrally held. To provide this information would require a manual search of each of our contracts, and this would incur disproportionate cost.