UK Border Force: Wales

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many FTE Border Force officials were assigned to (a) ports and (b) airports in Wales in each of the last five years.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

People employed in Border Force since 2012 can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts, links to which are shown below. Border Force resources in Wales are reviewed on a regular basis as part of the wider Border Force business planning process which is led by the Director General of Border Force.

16-17 Page 66 -https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/627853/ho_annual_report_and_accounts_2016_2017.pdf

15-16 Page 86 –https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539638/HO_AR_16_gov.pdf

14-15 Page 120 –https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441284/HO_AR_14-15_print.pdf

13-14 Page 106 -https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/321446/ARA_web_enabled_18_June.pdf

12-13 Page 125 -https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210660/Annual_Report_and_A

Security of the border cannot be measured by numbers of staff. Border Force uses a sophisticated combination of experienced officers, intelligence, data, technology and partnership working.

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