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UK Border Agency

Home Department written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK were made redundant and subsequently rehired in each of the last three years.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The UK Border Agency has not re-employed any staff made redundant.

Some staff who left under voluntary exit terms have been re-employed both directly and indirectly on various types of contract to meet specific business needs. 61 of these staff currently remain employed (as detailed in the table):

Contract type Total
Permanent staff 1
Agency 55
Non-paid contractor 2
Fee paid worker 1
Fixed term appointment 2
Total 61

Of those given such contracts the regional breakdown is as follows:

  Staff taking voluntary exit, rehired by year(1)  
Area 2011(2) 2012 2013 Of which: Still on post on 28 May 2013
(a) Scotland 0 0 0 0
(b) England 3 or less 102 0 61
(c) Wales 0 0 0 0
(d) Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0
UK location not centrally recorded 0 3 0 0
(e) The UK 3 or less 105 0 61
(1) Figures given are for UK Border Agency and exclude Border Force. (2) Fiscal years 18 April to 31 March 2011 etc. Note: We do not release work force numbers of between 1 and 3 to avoid identifying individuals. Totals for this range are shown as 3.

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