Border and Immigration Agency: Manpower

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff were employed at the North Shields Enforcement Unit of the Border and Immigration Agency and its predecessor the Immigration and Nationality Department at the start of each year from 2003-04 to 2007-08; and how many site visits and inspections were made by them in each year from 2003-04 to 2006-07.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

The annual number of full-time equivalent staff employed by the Border and Immigration Agency and, before 2 April 2007, the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at North Shields between 2003-04 and 2007-08 are as follows:

Full-time equivalent
2007-08 51.4
2006-07 50.4
2005-06 36.4
2004-05 57.0
2003-04 (1)
(1) No figures available due to archiving of records.

The figures for 2004-05 cover border control and enforcement staff. Separate figures are not available.

The number of site visits and inspections made by this unit between 2003-04 and 2006-07 are as follows:

Number
2006-07 438
2005-06 398
2004-05 341
2003-04 212

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are, therefore, provisional and subject to change.

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