UK Border Agency: Staff

Home Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials are employed by the UK Border Agency; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The UK Border Agency was abolished in March 2013. The work of the UK Border Agency is now undertaken by the UK Visas and Immigration, Border Force and Immigration Enforcement Directorates of the Home Department. The number of officials employed across these directorates as at 31 July 2015 is at Table A.

Table A: Number of officials employed by the former UK Border Agency as at 31st July 20151
Border ForceImmigration EnforcementVisas & ImmigrationGrand Total
Civil Servants Paid7,785.904,851.675,789.8218,427.38
Civil Servants Unpaid258.58210.93259.50729.01
Non Civil Servants37.29143.62539.66720.57
Grand Total8,081.765,206.226,588.9719,876.95
1 The United Kingdom Border Agency ceased to be an Executive Agency on 1st April 2013. UKBA moved into the core Home Office, and formed two new directorates:
(Immigration Enforcement) and United Kingdom Visas and Immigration). Border Force was also a part of the UK Border Agency but it became a directorate of the Home Office on 1st March 2012.
Border Force was also a part of the UK Border Agency but it became a directorate of the Home Office on 1st March 2012.
Data Source: Data View - The Home Office's single source of Office for National Statistics compliant monthly snapshot corporate Human Resources data.
Period Covered: Data is provided as at 31st July 2015
Extraction Date: 1st August 2015
Organisational Coverage: Figures are for Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and UK Visas and Immigration.
Employee Coverage: Data is based on Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) of all paid civil servants, unpaid civil servants and non civil servants who were substituting in civil servant roles as at 31st July 2015.

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