UK Border Force: East of England

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

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and Rural Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to use Border Force Specials to carry out aviation and maritime duties on the east coast of the UK; and if she will make statement.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Border Force uses mobile resources in the East of England and elsewhere to dynamically respond to new operational demands and carry out a range of border security work in the aviation and maritime sectors.

Such work is resourced through permanently employed Border Force Officers.

However, Border Force is considering the use of ‘special’ volunteers to supplement the work of permanently employed staff in mobile teams and at ports

To that end Border Force is seeking to learn from various police forces’ use of Special Constables.

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