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Immigration Controls

Home Department written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on the operation of border controls (a) in the UK and (b) elsewhere in each of the last 30 years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Detailed financial records are only held for the last six years. The following information reflects the costs of the UK border agency border force and its antecedents.

Border for ce resource cost
£ million
Total UK Europe
2009-10 466.069 398.059 68.010
2008-09 229.765 173.104 56.661
2007-08 216.514 163.414 53.100
2006-07 189.953 143.963 45.990
2005-06 175.697 - -
2004-05 150.482 - -

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