UK Immigration Officials

Home Department written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat, North Southwark and Bermondsey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK immigration officials were in post at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted, (d) Luton and (e) City airport on 1 January in each of the last six years.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Citizenship and Immigration), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism)

holding answer 19 January 2004

The table sets out the number of full-time equivalent immigration officials employed at the airports listed, as at 1 January for the last six years.

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Heathrow (49) 632.7 588.7 642.4 721.6 682.6
Gatwick (49) 265 258.6 283.6 292.5 278.2
Stansted 48.6 47.7 44.9 48.4 54.6 63.8
Luton (49) 24 24 28 28 28
London City 13 13 11 12 14 15

(49) 1999 = Incomplete records available for Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.

As at 2 January 2004, the UK Immigration Service had a further 103 Immigration Officers who had confirmed places on training courses taking place in January, February and March who were to be posted to either Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted airports.

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